Builder, 23, killed in roof collapse named and pictured as family pay tribute

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The "devastated" family of a young builder killed when the house he was working on collapsed have paid tribute to him.

Liam Peck, 23, died while carrying out building work at a property in Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire on Monday.

Emergency services were called to Church Brow at 11:45am following reports two men had been "been seriously injured" at the property, and roads in the area were closed.

Liam was sadly pronounced dead at the scene, Lancs Live reports.

A second workman, in his 40s, was seriously injured and was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital in "an extremely serious condition".

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He remains in a "poorly condition" in hospital, police said on Tuesday.

Liam's family have now issued a heartbreaking statement, saying: "'We are devastated that this accident has happened and that Liam has been taken from us.

"This tragedy will stay with us all, for the rest of our lives. We hope we can be given the privacy we need as a family to grieve our loss."

Lancashire Constabulary said they are continuing to work with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and enquiries are ongoing to determine the cause of the tragic incident.

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Earlier a spokesperson for the HSE said it was "currently investigating".

On Monday Lancashire Police issued a statement in response to Liam's death, with a spokesperson saying: "Our thoughts are very much with his family and friends at this awful time.

"A road closure is in place on Church Brow so we would ask people to avoid the area and for motorists to find alternative routes where possible.

"We are working with colleagues at the Health and Safety Executive, though the matter remains with police while enquiries are carried out into the cause of the incident."

Several fire engines, police cars, ambulances and an air ambulance attended the scene. Police also closed the road and asked motorists to avoid the area and find alternative routes.

Tributes flooded in for the tragic victims online. One said: "Saw the air ambulances land. Thinking of all involved."

Another added: "Tragic."

One local wrote on Facebook: "Thoughts with everyone involved and to the friends and family of the lad who passed away. So sad."

"Thoughts and prayers are with the family of the men," another person said.

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