Worker Dies at Rose Bowl

9 February 2010, 13:10 | Updated: 9 February 2010, 18:02

The family of construction worker Philip Carsley, who died in an industrial accident at the Hampshire Rose Bowl, are devastated with the news of his death.

Philip Carsley, 34, from Thurnscoe, was working on the construction of a new spectator stand at the ground in West End near Southampton, which is home to Hampshire County Cricket Club.

Police and the Health and Safety Executive are currently investigating the circumstances that led to Mr Carsley's death.

It's thought he was crushed by a block of concrete that dropped from a crane. Emergency services that rushed to the scene at 2pm on Monday afternoon found the man alive but, despite attempts to save him, he died at the scene.

The following statement has been issued on behalf or Mr Carsley’s family in Thurnscoe, South Yorkshire:

“The family are all absolutely devastated with this tragic news which has left them all shocked and numb. Philip was very much a private family man who was loved by everyone and he will be greatly missed by all those he leaves behind. The family recognise that the circumstances behind his death is newsworthy, but they ask that the media do not intrude upon them at this very difficult time as they try to come to terms with his sudden and untimely death.”