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Father-of-two Thomas Telfer killed on site in Dorset

A 31-year-old construction worker killed by a falling concrete wall in Dorset has been named as Thomas Telfer.

The father of two died shortly after 2pm on Tuesday (2 June) while working on a site on Somers Road, Lyme Regis.

In a tribute to Mr Telfer, his family said: “It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we confirm Thomas died following a tragic accident whilst at work on Tuesday.

“He was a much-loved husband to Jo and father to Clara and Penny, a beloved son of Lorraine and brother to Michael and Kirstie.

“Thomas will always be a shining light in the many lives he touched and his light will continue to shine through his children.”

Two ambulance crews and two hazardous area support teams from the South Western Ambulance Service were called but Mr Telfer died at the scene.

Police and fire services also attended.

The Health and Safety Executive said it is working with the police in investigating the incident.

An ambulance service spokesman told the Bournemouth Echo: “Big concrete blocks had landed on the patient and he suffered head injuries.

“The hazardous area response team were there to assist fire officers as it was believed the patient was trapped.

“The air ambulance was on its way with a doctor on board as well, but when first responders were at the scene the patient was found to be beyond any help from us.”

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