Man dies after being struck by falling object on construction site in London days before Christmas

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A man has died days before Christmas when he was struck by a falling object at a London construction site, police said.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene on East Road at 1.25am following reports of the horror accident.

Two fire engines and an air ambulance also attended the scene.

Footage posted on social media shows firemen putting a ladder down to get into the site as construction workers watch on in horror.

Police have been working to inform his next of kin.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “Sadly, despite best efforts of emergency service colleagues, a person died at the scene.”

The London Fire Brigade said: "Firefighters have been called to assist paramedics at an incident on East Road in Hackney.

"The Brigade was called at 1.31pm. Two fire engines from Shoreditch and Islington and a fire rescue unit from Euston Fire Station are at the scene."

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