Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

‘Loving dad’ killed in work accident

A man who died when a mobile conveyor belt fell on top of him at a recycling business has been described as a “much-loved husband and loving daddy”.

Father of one Richard Livingston (35), from Groggan Road, Randalstown, was killed on Friday in an industrial accident at Emerald Isle Recycling in Randalstown.

The company is owned by Roy Livingston, the dead man’s brother, and specialises in recycling plastic. A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said inspectors were investigating the incident.

His brother David paid tribute to him in a Belfast Telegraph death notice, describing him as a “much-loved husband and loving daddy”.

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

Local DUP MLA Trevor Clarke said that Mr Livingston was very well-known and well respected.

He said: “Anyone who knew Richard has, no doubt, been numbed by the death. This was a tragic accident and I would like to express my sympathies to his wife, child and wider family circle.”

Mr Livingston is survived by his wife Pauline and son Harry. He will be laid to rest today following a service at OC Presbyterian Church, Randalstown.

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