A man has died following an accident at a farm.

Police say they were called alongside paramedics to the scene at farmland on Netherwood Lane in Marsden yesterday afternoon.

A 58-year-old man suffered serious injuries in the accident but was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Both the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Coroners’ Office have been informed of the death.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called to a report of a work-related death in Marsden on Thursday afternoon.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.”

Officers alongside paramedics were called to the farm on Netherwood Lane at around 4.20pm.

A spokesman for HSE said: “We have been notified of the death and we are assisted the police with the enquiries.”

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Full story so far

Tributes have been made to Richard on our Facebook page.

Here’s the full story.

It’s likely there will be no further updates for a while so we will end the blog here. Thanks for joining us.

RIP Richard.

Netherwood Lane

The farm where the tragedy occurred is off Netherwood Lane in Marsden

Netherwood Lane, Marsden
Netherwood Lane, Marsden (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)
Netherwood Lane, Marsden
Netherwood Lane, Marsden (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)
Netherwood Lane, Marsden
Netherwood Lane, Marsden (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)
Netherwood Lane, Marsden
Netherwood Lane, Marsden (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

At the scene

Our reporter Stephanie has been to the scene of the tragedy

Loving family pictures

Richard’s daughter April and son Joseph have shared pictures of themselves with their dad on Facebook.

This is Joseph’s picture.

Richard Bray and his son Joseph
Richard Bray and his son Joseph (Image: Facebook)

First picture of Richard Bray

Richard Bray has been named as the man who died in the Marsden farming accident
Richard Bray has been named as the man who died in the Marsden farming accident (Image: Facebook)

This is the first picture of Richard Bray, the man who has tragically died in the accident.

Victim named

The victim of the farming accident in Marsden has been named as Richard Bray.

His sister in law Rachael Staite contacted the Examiner with the news.

He is believed to have worked at the farm for several years.

He is 58 and married to Jen Bray. The couple have three children in their late teens and early 20s called April, Joseph and Rachael.

Map of the scene

Netherwood Lane, Marsden
Netherwood Lane, Marsden

The incident happened on farmland near Netherwood Lane in Marsden

Reporter on the way

A reporter and photographer are on the way to the scene, so we will have some news for you shortly

HSE contacted

We’ve contacted the Health and Safety Executive, who are investigating.

Sad news today

We’ve just heard the sad news a man has died in a farming accident in Marsden.