More tirbutes to tragic factory woman

TRIBUTES continue to be paid to a "bubbly and sparky" newlywed who died in a factory tragedy.Lorriane Waspe, 40 of Valley Lane, Great Finborough, died when she was in collision with a piece of heavy machinery at the British Sugar Factory, in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday.

TRIBUTES continue to be paid to a "bubbly and sparky" newlywed who died in a factory tragedy.

Lorriane Waspe, 40 of Valley Lane, Great Finborough, died when she was in collision with a piece of heavy machinery at the British Sugar Factory, in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday.

The Rev Nigel Hartley, parish priest for Great Finborough, said: "What has happened is a tragedy for the family and the community. The Waspe family are extremely well-known in the area.

"Lorraine was a very bubbly, sparky character, very well-liked and was getting into village affairs. I was involved in the funeral of her mother, Joyce, during 2001 and her father John still lives in the village.

"For Lorraine to die in such a tragic way at such a young age, particularly given she had only recently married Colin, is a tragedy."

Her husband Colin was too distressed to comment.

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The investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into her death could take "months rather than weeks", according to a spokeswoman for the HSE.

She said: "We need to carry out a thorough investigation to ascertain what happened, why it happened and whether it could have been prevented.

"What we are really looking for is to see if there have been any breaches of health and safety legislation that exists to protect employees in the work place."

Inspectors were on scene just hours after the accident, which happened at around 1.45pm on Wednesday .

The HSE spokeswoman added: "The investigation started almost immediately after it happened. There were people on site yesterday and they will be continuing their investigations.

"These investigations are seldom concluded very quickly so it may be sometime before we have a result."

The colleagues of Mrs Waspe, who was a seasonal employee in the despatch department, are being offered counselling over the incident.