Man killed by falling conveyor belt

A man was killed when a mobile conveyor belt fell on top of him at a recycling business in Co Antrim, it was revealed today.

Richard Livingston, 35, died at Emerald Isle Recycle in Randalstown on Friday afternoon but details have only emerged now.

The company specialises in recycling plastic.

A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said inspectors were investigating.

The victim was husband of Pauline and father of Harry and lived at Groggan Road, Randalstown.

His brother David and the rest of the family paid tribute.

“Nothing could be more precious than the memories we have of you, for you were very special, loving, kind and true,” his death notice said.

“You were always there when needed, no task too great or small, with a loving heart and willing hands for us you did them all.”

“DUP Assembly member Trevor Clarke sent his condolences.

“He was a dedicated family man and very hard working. It was a sudden and tragic loss,” he said.

“The community is totally numb at such a loss.”

The Health and Safety Executive confirmed it was investigating the death.

“A 35-year-old man lost his life when a mobile conveyor fell on him,” a spokeswoman confirmed.


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