Dad died as he repaired a tyre

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Police investigating the tragic death of a South Ribble tyre fitter have ruled out any criminal charges being brought over the incident.

Dad Gary Jackson, 46, from Lostock Hall, was hit by air after a wagon tyre he was trying to repair exploded.

Mr Jackson, who worked at Red Scar Tyres, was later pronounced dead at the Royal Preston Hospital shortly after the incident at 10.20am last Tuesday.

The Heath and Safety Executive have commenced an investigation but have not said how long it will take.

But police said there is no criminal element to the death.

Det Insp Dave McKenna, of Preston CID, said: “The police looked at any criminal element, of which there is none.

“We will raise it with the coroner for them to continue their inquiries.”

It has emerged Mr Jackson was facing the side wall of the tipper wagon tyre when it split, blasting air from inside.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place.

Det Insp McKenna added: “This is a tragic, unusual incident resulting in a hardworking, well respected man losing his life.”