Family pays tribute to Richmond contractor

Alistair Ferguson. Photo released by family.

Tributes have been paid to a man who died in an apparent tragic accident at Catterick Garrison.

Police have today named the man who died on Saturday, January 18 at Piave Lines.

Alistair Ferguson, 58, from Richmond,  was carrying out maintenance on a Wolfhound military vehicle when he became trapped.

He was given CPR but died at the scene.

His family have issued the following tribute: “Alistair Ferguson was a selfless and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

“He greeted everything in life with a smile on his face and a positive attitude.

“Alistair was very committed, dedicated and took great pride in his work whilst employed at DSG/Babcock.

“During this time he volunteered to be deployed on two tours to Afghanistan and he was truly honoured to serve his country.

“Words cannot describe the shock and grief we are feeling.

“This tragic death should not have happened and we hope that no family ever has to go through this again.

“We thank everyone for their kind words and ask that you kindly give us the privacy to grieve in peace.”

North Yorkshire Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are working with the Health and Safety Executive.