THE health and safety executive (HSE) has launched an investigation after a man died at a building site in Basingstoke yesterday.

An inspector has visited the site and is working with Hampshire Constabulary into the investigation.

The worker passed away after injuring himself at a building site on Wiltshire Crescent yesterday morning.

He has since been identified by friends as Scott Grimes, from Aldershot.

Writing on GoFundMe, Billy Davies said: "In true Aldershot style, I know we will all come together as one like we have always done to show our love and support for an amazing man.

“Thoughts and love go out to everyone close to Scott at this incredibly sad time.”

A spokesperson for the HSE said: "We are currently looking into this incident with Hampshire Police who are leading on the investigation.

"A HSE inspector has attended the site and has been working with them to ensure any ongoing risk is controlled.”

Speaking yesterday, a spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "We were called at 9.46am today (February 15) after a 30-year-old man was found injured on a construction site in Wiltshire Crescent, Basingstoke.

"He was taken to hospital, where he was sadly pronounced dead. His family have been informed and are being supported.

"Officers are in attendance at the site and enquiries are ongoing as to the exact circumstances of his death, in liaison with Health and Safety Executive."

The building site, which is opposite the junction with Chippenham Close, is run by Brymor Construction Group.

A spokesman for Brymor Construction said: “Regrettably an incident occurred yesterday, at our Wiltshire Crescent site, where an operative was found unresponsive.

“Sadly despite first aid being administered by our team and the emergency health professionals, they were unable to resuscitate him.

“The matter is being investigated by the relevant authorities and the Company continues to assist them with their inquiries. 

“The thoughts of everyone at Brymor remain with his family and friends at this time.”

The fundraiser, set up on Tuesday morning, has already raised more than triple its goal in the first seven hours.

At the time of writing, more than £17,000 has been raised for his family.

You can donate here.