Waterlooville man, 66, dies in 10m fall from bucket of digger

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A WATERLOOVILLE man has died after falling 30 feet from the bucket of a digger.

Police revealed that Lindsey Campbell, 66, and a 21-year-old man fell from the digger, which had been used to raise them to roof level while they worked at a skip hire and waste disposal firm.

Now the force’s major crime detectives are expected to take over the investigation into what happened at South Coast Skips, on the Rudford Industrial Estate in Ford Road, Ford, near Arundel.

The Health & Safety Executive is also conducting an investigation.

Mr Campbell suffered severe head injuries and was taken by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel after the fall at about 8.50am on Wednesday.

He died in hospital on Thursday night.

The 21-year-old broke his leg and elbow.

He is being treated at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester.

Sussex Police said in a statement: ‘Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 9am following reports that two men had fallen out of the bucket of an excavator whilst they were running cabling through the roof structure.

‘The men fell from a height of around 10 metres.