A WORKER has died after falling from height at a seafront building site.

Sussex Police are investigating the accident which happened at Essex House in St Aubyns Gardens, Kingsway, Hove, shortly after noon last Thursday.

The force confirmed that the man died from his injuries three days later.

Witnesses described hearing “a commotion” at the building site at the time of the incident and overhearing discussions about a man who had fallen from the roof of the building.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 12.30pm, responding to reports of a “fall from height”.

The seafront road filled with police, fire and ambulance crews, with the air ambulance later joining them at the scene, which is near the King Alfred Leisure Centre.

An East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 12.43 on Thursday, September, 17, to assist the South East Coast Ambulance service (Secamb) with a medical incident in St Auybns Gardens, Hove.

“Crews from Hove and Brighton attended and one casualty was handed over in to the care of Secamb.”

An ambulance service spokesman said it was called to “reports of a fall from height”.

He said: “Ambulance crews attended and were joined at the scene by the air ambulance service.

“One patient was treated at the scene before being taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton in a serious condition.”

The Argus understands that the patient was a man who was working at the building site.

Yesterday, Sussex Police confirmed he had died three days after being taken to hospital.

A spokesman said: “A man has sadly died after falling from scaffolding at a building site in St Aubyns, Hove.

“The incident occurred about 12.35pm on Thursday, September 17, and officers remained at the site overnight to conduct investigations.

“The man sadly died on the evening of Sunday, September 20, and the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fall are ongoing in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).”

Passersby told The Argus they had seen representatives for the HSE attending the building site in the days following the incident.

When the organisation was approached for comment, an HSE spokesman said: “HSE is aware of the incident and is working with Sussex Police on the joint investigation.”

He said HSE was “unable to comment further at this time”.