A FUNDRAISER has been set up for the family of a young man who died on a building site.

Jack Phillips, 24, was struck by a heavy object which fell from a crane at South Cliff Tower in Bolsover Road, Eastbourne, on Thursday morning.

The keen footballer’s family paid tribute to him yesterday and said: “Our beloved son Jack was tragically taken from us in a work accident.

“He loved having a laugh and joke with all his friends and was always smiling.

“Jack would always be there to help and was the kindest most loving son.

“He will be forever missed by us and his two sisters and his girlfriend.”

A GoFundMe page has now been set up by Jack’s friends.

The page says: “This has been made to help support the family of our beloved Jack. Any contributions made will be a massive help for them through this difficult time.”

It aims to raise £1,500 and on Tuesday morning it had raised £1,154.