‘Gone but never forgotten’: Vigil to be held for Bury boy, 16, killed after becoming trapped in heavy machinery

By Dean Wilkins

A candlelight vigil is being held for a 16-year-old boy who died after becoming trapped in heavy machinery at a Bury factory on Tuesday.

Cameron Minshull suffered serious head injuries when it is believed he became stuck in an industrial metal lathe while working as an apprentice at Zaffar Engineering on Huntley Mount Road shortly after 10.45am.

Emergency services rushed the teenager to hospital by air ambulance, but he died a short time later in hospital.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “A 16-year-old male suffered a serious head injury and was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital for treatment where he sadly died a short time later.

“A joint investigation by Greater Manchester Police and the Health and Safety Executive is now under way to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

Friends of the youngster have set up a Facebook page to pay tribute to the youngster, while a vigil will be held near his home in Bury tonight where tributes will be paid.

Teresa Choen wrote: “RIP Cameron, still cannot get my head round it! Such a nice lad. Was always a pleasure in class. you made the whole class smile! X”

Another mourner said: “R.I.P Cam, you were an amazing lad, and a mint friend, always there for anyone, you’re going to be missed by so many. Gone but never forgotten, sleep tight angel.”

The apprentice had only recently started work for the company.

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