A father and son both died when a property the roof of a property they were carrying building work out on collapsed.
Liam Peck, 23, died at the scene in Bolton-le-Sands, Lancs, on February 8 – with his father, Craig Peck, sadly passing away yesterday at Royal Preston Hospital.
The 43-year-old was carrying out building work at the address on Church Brow when the roof fell in, reports Lancashire Live.
Their family have now issued a heartbreaking statement, saying: “Craig and Liam had a close and loving relationship and considered each other as best friends.
“They spent much time together and although Liam’s main talent lay in cooking, he also loved building and working with his father, something he was used to doing and enjoyed.
“Liam was the life and soul of any event, he had the ability to make mundane situations funny, he loved to make people laugh, he brought joy to everyone who knew him.
“He and his childhood sweetheart own a popular café in the heart of the community in Kendal.
“Charlies Café Bar in Kendal was Liam’s dream, he was a magnificent chef and the restaurant will be kept alive by Molly and their family with the help of the community.
“Craig’s remaining three sons, his loving wife and the rest of the family are all devastated beyond belief.
“We are thankful of all the messages for Craig and Liam but we are unable to respond to people at this time.
“This is a tragic event that will stay with us for the rest of our lives and we can’t yet comprehend the journey that has started.”
Lancashire Constabulary said they are continuing to work 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.