Partner pays tribute to engineer after tragic death at power substation in Northamptonshire

A jury has ruled that a project engineer was electrocuted in a tragic accident while working in Northamptonshire.

Wednesday, 19th October 2016, 8:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 7:11 pm
Tributes have been paid to Roy Miller
Tributes have been paid to Roy Miller

Roy Miller was working at a major Daventry substation in Norton Road on Friday 3 July 2015 and died from his injuries while being airlifted to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwick.It is understood that the 52-year-old, who was working for Western Power Distribution at the time of the incident, received an electric shock from the 33 thousand kilowatt station.He had been called out to investigate a tripped circuit when he accidentally touched a bolt, which had become live. He died as a result of the electrocution.Roy’s partner, Debbie Hayward, of Blaby, Leicestershire, was in a relationship with Roy when he died and paid tribute to him yesterday.In a statement read to the inquest, she described Roy as “a very popular man,” “the life and soul of the party” and “down-to-earth.”“I met Roy through work 15 years ago when we were both based in Hinckley.“My relationship with Roy was always very good. We shared the same interests with camping holidays.“He became a huge part of my family and became very close to my 90-year-old grandad.“He used to visit his parents most weeks bringing with him fresh cream cakes.“Roy was a very popular man and was always the life and soul of the party. Roy will be missed by his family and my family.”

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