A workman has died nearly two weeks after falling at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre .
Painter Kevin Stewart was last night described a “one of a kind” by his devastated daughter.
Mr Stewart, from Methlick, was put into an induced coma after suffering serious head injuries in the fall on September 4.
Yesterday, his heartbroken daughter confirmed the 51-year-old had died on Saturday and described him as “one of a kind”.
The father-of-three, who also had five grandchildren, had 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.”
Emergency services were called to the site of the new £333 million The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) at Bucksburn on September 4.
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Mr Stewart was raced to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he was put in an induced coma. He died on Saturday.
In a statement, contractors Robertson said last night: “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.
“The health and safety of all our employees and contractors remains our top priority, and we are committed to supporting the ongoing police and Health and Safety Executive investigation into the incident.
“Employees on the AECC site who feel affected by this tragic incident have been offered the use of a free counselling service.”
Detective Inspector Allen Shaw said: “Our inquiries are continuing, with officers working alongside the Health and Safety Executive.”
An HSE spokeswoman 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.”
A council spokeswoman said: “We offer our deepest condolences to Mr Stewart’s family at this sad time.
“The main contractor at the site is continuing to work with the police and HSE to establish what happened and so we cannot comment any further at this time.”
The TECA complex is due to open in 2019, offering a 12,500 capacity arena and 516,660sq ft of exhibition space. It will replace the Bridge of Don site.
In January, 2016, 58-year-old Ian Walker died while working on the construction of the £18million Diamond Bridge between Tillydrone and Bridge of Don.
Diamond Bridge footpath was formally named Walker’s Way in his memory.