Daughter’s tribute to crane driver dad

Lindsey Easton, 49, of Sowerby Bridge who died in an industrial accident in Rossendale.
Lindsey Easton, 49, of Sowerby Bridge who died in an industrial accident in Rossendale.
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The daughter of a Sowerby Bridge man killed in an industrial accident has paid tribute to her dad.

Lindsay Easton, 49, died in the crane he was operating in Lancashire, on August 17.

He became trapped in the eight-axle, 130-tonne crane when it hit an earth bank while driving on a private road at a quarry in Rossendale.

He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chelsea, his 18-year-old daughter, has remembered her dad.

Lindsay, who was born in Dundee, moved to Leeds aged three. He spent most of his working life driving cranes and when he died he was working for Baldwins of Leeds.

Lindsay, an avid Leeds United and Leeds Rhinos fan, leaves behind Chelsea as well Laura, 27, and James, 11.

Chelsea, who will begin studying at Northumbria University later this month, said: “My dad was my best friend and he was always there to listen to me.

“My dad was so proud and excited at the prospect of me going to university and I know he will be looking down on me and I want to do him proud.”

Lindsay’s funeral took place at York Crematorium on September 1 when friends and colleagues attended.

An enquiry into the cause of the accident is ongoing.