TRIBUTES continue to mark the spot on Winsford Industrial Estate where popular father-ofthree Bernard Rowson was crushed by a huge steel gate.

The 58-year-old training manager, who had been with Nat Lane-based haulage firm S Cooper & Sons for 24-years, died in Leighton Hospital on Friday, May 15, after suffering serious injuries when the metal gate fell on him.

Cheshire police and the Health and Safety Executive launched an immediate investigation into the tragedy.

A statement released this week by Mr Rowson’s wife Susan and daughters, Amanda, Amy and Joanne said: “Bernard will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, daughters, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, family and friends.”

S Cooper & Sons had been leasing the premises on the corner of Road One and Road Three where the accident occurred. The building is owned by Thelwall Developments, based on Road One.

A tribute from Mr Rowson’s employers said: “We are greatly saddened by the loss of a loyal and dedicated employee, colleague and friend.

“He has trained many drivers in the area who have also called to express their sympathy.

“He was a great guy and will be sadly missed by everyone.”

A police spokesman confirmed: “An investigation into the circumstances of the incident is taking place.”