Sussex

Man killed while working on coach in Eastbourne

  • 19 July 2012
  • From the section Sussex
Police with the coach at the scene of the death
The road was closed while police and health-and-safety staff investigated

A man has been killed while working on a coach in Eastbourne.

It is believed the man was changing a wheel on the stationary vehicle in Royal Parade when he was injured.

An air ambulance was called and a number of doctors and paramedics also went to the scene at about 10:40 BST but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man's next of kin have been told of his death and the Health and Safety Executive called in to investigate.

Firefighters also attended, but a spokesman said the man had already been released when they arrived.

It is believed the man worked for a tyre-fitting company in the town.

Coach operator Shearings Holidays said the man was not a company employee.

A spokesman said: "It is a sad situation and our condolences go out to the family."

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