A New Zealand father of 10 who fell to his death in an excavator accident in Britain loved life and could "turn his hand to anything", his wife says.
Lindsay Campbell, 66, was fatally injured in a fall from an excavator bucket while running cabling through the roof of a building at a West Sussex industrial estate last Wednesday, the BBC reported.
Mr Campbell was born and raised in New Zealand but had spent most of his life in Britain, where he lived with wife Julie in Waterlooville, Hampshire.
In a statement, Mrs Campbell said her husband was "enthusiastic about life and liked to achieve a positive result in all that he did".
She described him as "a kind, lovely, intelligent man who could turn his hand to anything".
Mr Campbell had worked on major projects like the Channel Tunnel and the London Docklands, and at a Solomon Islands copper mine.
He had also designed a fire engine used at airports, an air raid shelter used by politicians and smoke detectors, and had worked on commercial jets.
Mrs Campbell said being a father of 10 had given him "nothing but pleasure" and he had taught them valuable life lessons.
"He adored his grandchildren as they adored him," she said.
"His sudden death has devastated me and my children. It won't be the same here without him. We are trying to cope as we comfort each other through this difficult time. We already miss him terribly."
Mr Campbell died in hospital after falling about 10m in the accident.
A 21-year-old man was also injured, suffering a broken leg and elbow.
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