After his tragic death, the family of Connor Borthwick, 22, paid tribute to him. He was trapped in industrial machinery at a Blackburn site in Lancashire. Connor Borthwick, who suffered serious injuries in a terrible accident at an industrial site near Blackburn, Lancashire, on November 25, 2016, died.
Initial reports that Mr Bothwick was trapped in a machine led to ambulance crews and firefighters being called to the scene just before 3pm.
Now, Connor’s family has shared a sad tribute in which they say he ‘enriched both their lives and that of all those he knew’.
His unrelenting energy and generous spirit made a difference in the lives of everyone he came into contact with. He loved his family and friends. Since his passing, we have been overwhelmed with the support and love that we have received.
It is a testament to his positive impact on so many lives and the immense enrichment he has made in our lives. We will be sorely missing him.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue stated in a statement that they were on the scene at the time of the tragedy.
A spokesperson stated that three fire engines from Blackburn, Chorley and Blackburn attended the rescue of a man on Bruce Street in Blackburn at 2.47pm on 25/11.
Firefighters used high-pressure airbags to free the victim before placing them in the care North West Ambulance Service paramedics.
According to the police, they were also present at the scene and launched a joint investigation with the safety and health executive.
A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said that they were called at 3:00 yesterday by the ambulance service to report a report of an industrial incident on Bruce Street in Blackburn where a man in his 20s sustained serious injuries.
We are thinking of the man’s loved ones at this difficult time.