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Air ambulance called as man dies in Boughton Lees after falling from roof of Eastwell Manor

14 March 2014
by Suz Elvey
A worker has died after falling from the roof of Eastwell Manor luxury hotel near Ashford.

The 51-year-old man suffered multiple injuries after plunging to the ground at the four-star hotel in the village Boughton Lees.

Bosses confirmed the man was a sub-contractor fixing the roof, who fell in a "tragic accident".

A man died after falling from Eastwell Manor

A man died after falling from Eastwell Manor

An air ambulance was called after the Eastwell Manor estate at about 8.15am on Wednesday.

One ambulance, a paramedic car and a HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) vehicle, containing specialist equipment to deal with dangerous situations, attended. Kent Police officers were also called.

The man died at the scene after suffering neck, head, thorax and abdomen injuries. His next of kin has been informed.

The death has been deemed non-suspicious but Kent Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are conducting a joint investigation to establish the circumstances.

One of the entrances to the Eastwell Manor estate. Picture Neil Camp

One of the entrances to the Eastwell Manor estate. Picture: Neil Camp

Eastwell Manor managing director Peter Zielke confirmed the man was a sub-contractor from a company regularly used by the hotel who had been employed to fix the roof.

He said: "We are co-operating fully with the police and the HSE.

"This was a tragic accident and we feel sorry for the man's family and friends."

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