Rotherham blast victim Michael Whinfrey: ADD YOUR TRIBUTE

Rotherham blast victim Michael Whinfrey: ADD YOUR TRIBUTE

By Michael Upton | 12/01/2011 11 comments

Rotherham blast victim Michael Whinfrey: ADD YOUR TRIBUTE

Police have named the man who died in an explosion at a Rotherham recycling plant.

Michael Whinfrey (42), from Wickersley, was fatally injured in the blast at the Sterecycle recycling site on Sheffield Road, Rotherham, on January 11.

Another man was injured in the incident. He was 51-year-old Peter Lindon Davis, who was being treated at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield today.

Operations at the plant have been suspended until a full investigation into the cause of the incident has been carried out.

A spokeswoman for Sterecycle said: “It is with great sadness that Sterecycle announces the death of one its employee at its Rotherham waste treatment plant.”

South Yorkshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the cause of the explosion.

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  • r.i.p mick taken from your family and friends before your time party with the angels goodnight godbless kath & simon & family x x grandad you are my shinning star in the sky love & miss you forever grandaughter morgan x x x

    kathleen. Wed 19 Jan 12:13:31.

  • to my darling husband, such a tragedy, you was taken too soon I am missing you more than words can say, until we meet again love you always and forever.... rest in peace darling xxx

    maggie. Sat 15 Jan 00:10:54.

  • i only had the chance of meeting you briefly following the sterecycle xmas night out . i know you was a good mate to my son adam who managed to escape the blast,he said 'god only takes the best and now he's got him ', i know you were a great bloke and my thoughts are with your family. R.I.P Mick hope the JD runs free in heaven. To Pete we wish you a speedy recovery , love to you and your family from betty chedgzoy

    bched2000. Fri 14 Jan 21:51:51.

  • Rest in Peace daddy we all love and miss you so much, you were the most kindest and generous person we ever knew, you would do anything for anyone, you were the best dad, husband, grandfather, uncle, brother anybody could have wished for. We are all still in shock and cannot take in that this has happened to you, but we are all trying our best to stay strong for each other... Hope the angels are looking after you, Love you, your loving daughter lindsey xxxx

    LindseyWhinfrey. Fri 14 Jan 00:42:48.

  • R.I.P mick. Last time i talked to you was on monday morning. I said to you "See you friday morning. Be carefull". Not in my wildest dreams i thought this was gona happen. I will always remeber you. My thoughts are with your family and friends.

    Daniel. Thu 13 Jan 13:20:02.

  • I worked at sterecycle for a peroid of 9 months. I knew Mick from there and he was a really nice bloke, always smiling, a hard working and you could always have a laugh and a chat with him, RIP mate my thoughts are with your family and friends.

    mcwright90. Thu 13 Jan 01:15:34.

  • such a sad loss of a wonderfull man and a life long friend of the famiy we will always remember the times we shared as kids and growing up together rip mick you were taken far too soon we are all thinking of you maggie and your family from the meggitt family xxxxx

    turbokitten. Wed 12 Jan 21:28:51.

  • To my dear uncle mick taken from us so quick my heart is so sad,just cant believe it.You was so much loved by all,and everyone who knew you will all ways remember you.I will hold on to the treasured memories i have of us all ways. R.I.P uncle mick xx All my love to my Auntie and my cousins xx love christine and Family

    lilacchrissy. Wed 12 Jan 21:03:45.

  • R.I.P Michael :( i know lindsey & your other kids & grand kids will miss you deeply! Sleep Tight<3

    nicolagedney11. Wed 12 Jan 18:39:03.

  • Really gratefull to be un ingured after the explosion at sterecycle and thinking about the loss of a great work friend. RIP Mick Whinfrey and hoping Pete has a successful recovery. You will be sadly missed by me and the lads on C shift.

    stuartreed. Wed 12 Jan 16:13:13.

  • You will be missed by all your family and friends. You have 3 wonderful children and 3 great grandkids.. all whom will look after their mum and each other. R.I.P Mick.

    emily182. Wed 12 Jan 13:01:56.

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