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Tributes paid to Horspath man killed in accident
3:48pm Saturday 28th July 2012 in News
The 48-year-old man killed in a garden accident was Ian Simpson.
Emergency services were called to College Way, Horspath, shortly before 8pm last night.
His family said Mr Simpson had beed cutting an oil barrel in half to make a brazier when it exploded.
He later died from his injuries.
Mr Simpson was not married but his close family including his mother, two brothers and sister live nearby.
His sister Reah Debanks, 43, said: "His life was the family. He lived for the family and the village."
He was well known at Horspath Cricket Club.
Police are investigating the death but are not treating it as suspicious.
- The tragic accident happened in College Way, Horspath