Daughter pays tribute to dad killed in crane accident

TRAGIC: Lindsay Easton (S)
TRAGIC: Lindsay Easton (S)

THE teenage daughter of a man killed in a crane accident has paid tribute to him.

Mr Lindsay Easton was 49-years-old when he died while operating a crane in Rossendale last month.

Mr Easton was born in Dundee but moved to Whinmoor in Leeds when he was three-years-old. He spent his working life driving cranes, most recently working for Baldwins of Leeds.

An avid sports fan, he was a keen supporter of Leeds United and Leeds Rhinos RLFC.

He leaves daughters Laura (27) and Chelsea (18) and son James (11).

Chelsea said: “My dad was my best friend and he was always there to listen to me. He had a great sense of humour and that is how his family and friends will remember him.”

Chelsea begins studying at Northumbria University this month and added: “My dad was so proud and excited at the prospect of me going to university and I know he will be looking down on me and I want to do him proud.”

His funeral took place at York Crematorium on September 1st attended by a large number of friends and work colleagues. An inquiry into the cause of the accident is ongoing.