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A construction worker from Vieille Case is dead following an accident in Picard, Portsmouth on Thursday afternoon.

He has been identified as Hails Honore, 52.

According to the police, Honore was the foreman on a project, near Ross University, and was on a roof of a four-storey building with his son hoisting material via a pulley when he lost his footing.

He fell 42 feet.

Honore was treated on the scene by medics from the nearby Ross University and was transported to the hospital in Portsmouth.

He died at the hospital.

A coroners inquest and post mortem will be performed.