Family of Oliver Mawdsley pay tribute to 'courageous' and 'loving' son who died in workplace accident
The family of 17-year-old Oliver Mawdsley, who tragically died following a workplace accident in Bury, have paid tribute to the "courageous" and "handsome" son and brother, whose death rocked people in the community.
An investigation into Oliver's death on Thursday (February 8) at an industrial estate is ongoing, with two men arrested and bailed pending further inquiries by Greater Manchester Police and the Health and Safety Executive. Heartbroken tributes to the kind and caring lad have poured in since.
In a tribute to Oliver, his mum, Samantha, said: “My brown eyed boy Ollie - you were the most courageous, loving, caring boy we have ever met. You are my whole world. I just can’t imagine you not walking through the door, giving me the biggest cuddle and sloppiest kiss with your big lips saying ‘love you mama’.
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She continued: “Going checking on your baby brother who adores you and would non-stop come into your room for you to play Fortnite or wrestle on the floor, with you giving the best cuddles. You were always there for everyone. You were the best little brother to Coby, the best big brother to Hector, and your other siblings.
“You were never shy to show your emotions in public – you were big and strong but so soft with a loving personality. You protected everyone with your big, kind, caring heart, and your beautiful smile that lit up the room and everyone else’s heart too. You were always there for everyone else.
“I will miss every single piece of you. My heart is broken and I wish I could just bring you home with me where you belong. I wish I could hear your singing and giggling away in your room one more time. Walking into the wet