The victim of a tragic accident at Solihull’s Jaguar Land Rover plant has been named locally as 23 year-old Kieren Rowe from Tamworth.
The father of a three year old girl, died on Monday afternoon after colliding with a manufacturing tractor unit and trailer on a private road within the factory complex.
Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them urgently following the accident in Damson Lane at around 4.40pm.
The mother of his daughter, Stacey Gilbert, said on Facebook: “Today my little girl lost her daddy. “He was the best person I could have asked for as a dad. “We grew up together and he was my best friend..."
The Birmingham City University Criminology student, added: “He was a pain in the arse but one of the most caring people I’d ever met.
“His life will live on in her. Kieren Rowe. Love you always and I will look after your baby.”
Kieren was pronounced dead at the scene after an ambulance and Midlands Air Ambulance were despatched.
A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said it was ‘aware of the incident’ and assisting the police with their investigation.
More than two hundred employees at a General Electric site in Kidsgrove could face losing their jobs after the company said its decision to move forward with the closure of the site will go ahead.
232 employees will be impacted by the closure of the plant by the end of March 2017.
A spokesperson has said:
Speaking at the Labour Party conference, MP Andy Burnham called for the families of victims to receive financial backing in their campaign for justice, in a similar way to the Hillsborough families.
Relatives of the victims have been campaigning for funding to pay their legal bills at new inquests into the 21 deaths.
The family of a missing 40-year-old man from Birmingham have issued an emotional plea for him to return home.
Luke English, from Quinton in Birmingham was last seen on September 15th. The father-of-two has not made contact with any of his family since he went missing.
Police believe it is possible that Mr English could have travelled to Sussex, Hampshire, Devon or Cornwall. Anyone with information is being urged to contact police on 101.