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Wednesday, 03 June 2015

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Tributes paid to man who died at work

Tributes have been paid to a man who died after an accident this week.

Tragedy struck when Les Brown, 43, of Haile, Egremont, was working at a plant hire yard operated by G & AM Lawson Ltd at Whinbank Farm, Distington, near Workington, on Tuesday night.

Police said the death happened after an incident involving a low loader trailer at Whinbank Farm.

Mr Brown was dead on arrival at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

Yesterday colleagues, friends and neighbours paid tribute Mr Brown.

Jayne Manning, at G & AM Lawson Ltd, said: “Everyone at Lawson’s is in a state of shock today following the tragic accident yesterday evening.

“Les Brown was a much valued member of staff, liked by everyone and considered a good friend by all.

“Les was known for his sense of humour, good nature and willingness to help anyone. He will be a huge loss and sorely missed by us all. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family.”

Catherine Telford, of Haile Park, said: “We are absolutely gutted. He was a friend. My husband Peter went to primary school with him. We are in shock about this. He was a very likeable, jack-the-lad type of bloke. He was very friendly. He was from Haile and had grown up here. He was a lovely bloke.”

Friends Dave and Shirley North, of Haile, said: “We were always pleased to see him. He was a loving dad. He always had time for people. He was very well known in the village and was always out and about. Les was really friendly and funny. He had time for anyone and everyone. We were really shocked to hear what happened.”

A police spokesman said officers were called at about 7pm by staff at the West Cumberland Hospital. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.

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I dont know the guy or the events that lead to this sadevent..my thoughts go out to his family and firends, no one should go to work and be put at risk and especially not to this extent.
sounds like he was a well known and liked person....

Posted by joey on 25 April 2010 at 19:34

les was a lovely lad and my heartfelt condolences go to his family God bless

Posted by k cavanagh on 24 April 2010 at 12:07

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