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Deceased crane operator named

Police have released the name of the operator who died in the tragic crane accident yesterday at the Scout Moor wind farm in Edenfield, near Ramsbottom, UK.

He was Lindsey Easton, 49, of Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, Baldwins Crane Hire has confirmed that he was one its employees. Police issued the name after his family had been informed. They also confirmed that he was declared dead at the scene and that a joint investigation with the Health & Safety Executive is on-going.

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Allan Dormand

RIP Lindsay.
Worked with Lindsay at Emsley,s and Crane Services and he always made me laugh even when the job was crap.
He will be missed by all my thoughts and wishes to his family.

Allan Dormand.

Aug 22, 2011

alan blackburn
to dave what have we got to answer for please tell me iff you know more than me who was there iff not please wind your neck in untill you grow up

Aug 19, 2011

Lindsay was a good friend and an exceptional operator and i will miss him very much.You know that when he was on a job he was trust worthy and good with the customer, many of the people which he has worked with, have been in contact and wish to pass on their thoughts and wishes to his family.

I would also again personally wish to thank the Emergency Services which attended the site who treat our mate with the up most care and respect at all times. I was on site and cannot give them enough praise.

Our thoughts should also be with Dennis Griffiths Lindsys second man.

I am in touch with Lindsays family several times a day and they with me.They have asked me to get in touch with You Tube because some insignificant person has posted it on You Tube which i am attempting to close, also some of the posted comments are not helping the family whatsoever, every one is entitled to free speech but guys if you need to, lets wait until we have put the big man to rest. Many people and friends have asked regarding a collection for the family if you require to do so can you pass it to Mr Roy Walker at Baldwins Leeds Depot Please.

John Spillings

Aug 18, 2011

baldwins have alot to answer for

Aug 17, 2011