Father-to-be killed in work accident

Richard Calsen, who was killed in an industrial incident in Abbey Village
Richard Calsen, who was killed in an industrial incident in Abbey Village
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A 25-year-old man killed in an industrial accident has been named as Richard Calsen.

Mr Calsen, a father-to-be, died after being injured at a business in Garden Street, Abbey Village.

His family paid tribute to him saying: “We are devastated at the loss of Richard who was sadly taken from us at the prime of his life.

“He lived his life to the full.

“We have lost a loving and caring son, 
brother, uncle, great friend and father to be, who was looking forward to a bright future.”

Emergency services, including police, ambulances and air ambulance were called to the number two shed at the business premises near Chorley at around 3.20pm on Saturday.

A statement from Lancashire Police said: “Police were called by the ambulance service to reports that a man had suffered injuries while working at an industrial unit at Abbey Village, near Chorley.

“Police and paramedics attended, but sadly a 25-year-old local man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A joint police and Health and Safety Executive investigation is underway to establish the circumstances and is in its early stages.”

An ambulance spokeswoman said: “A 25-year-old male was involved in an industrial accident. He suffered life-threatening injuries and went into cardiac arrest.”

A blacksmith and welding company is thought to operate from the address.

One Garden Street resident said: “We were helping the ambulances through to where the accident happened because the yard is a bit tricky to find.”

A spokeswoman from the Health and Safety Executive said: “We were made aware of the incident on Saturday and are assisting the police with their inquiries at this stage.”