A north-east workman who died after a fall was a “one of a kind” and an “amazing man”, his daughter has said.
Kevin Stewart, from Methlick, fell from a ladder at the construction site of The Exhibition Centre Aberdeen (Teca) in Bucksburn earlier this month.
He was placed in a medically- induced coma after the incident but police said yesterday he had died.
The father-of-three, who also had five grandchildren, spent his working life as a painter after leaving Northfield Academy, and moved from Aberdeen to Methlick a few years ago.
His daughter Amy, 30, said: “We are all obviously completely devastated.
“Because an investigation is going on we don’t know how he died and the police have his body just now.
“My dad really was one of a kind. He was an amazing man who was always having a laugh and we’ll really miss him.”
Mr Stewart was working for MN Hamilton & Sons painter and decorators at the time of the fall.
Company director Christopher Hamilton said: “Kevin was a valuable member of the team and of our company and we would like to express our deepest condolences to his family at this difficult time.”
It is understood he was working in a guest room at the Hilton hotel on the site, when he fell from a podium step, believed to be no higher than a metre off the ground.
In hospital, Mr Stewart was placed into a medically- induced coma.
A spokeswoman for the lead contractor Robertson said: “We are devastated by the news that Kevin Stewart, a contractor who was working at the new AECC site, has passed away over the weekend.
“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time.
“Employees on the AECC site who feel affected by this tragic incident have been offered the use of a free counselling service which is open to all employees.”
A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said: “We have been informed by the police that the injuries have tragically turned fatal. Police Scotland will now have primacy for the investigation with HSE supporting. Our thoughts are with the man’s family.”
Detective Inspector Allen Shaw said: “Our inquiries are continuing.”