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.”
Full story so far
Tributes have been made to Richard on our Facebook page.
It’s likely there will be no further updates for a while so we will end the blog here. Thanks for joining us.
The farm where the tragedy occurred is off Netherwood Lane in Marsden
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.
First picture of Richard Bray
This is the first picture of Richard Bray, the man who has tragically died in the accident.
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
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
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.