Tributes after Lincoln student dies in horrific industrial accident

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Tributes have been pouring in after the death of an 18-year-old Riseholme College student, who was killed in a suspected industrial accident at his family farm near Sleaford.

Police were called on Monday, November 7 following reports of an industrial accident at Maple Farms.

Jackson Maplethorpe, from Billinghay, died after the tractor he was driving appeared to have caught on an overhead electrical cable.

Jackson sadly passed away on Monday, November 7

Jackson sadly passed away on Monday, November 7

It is believed that Jackson then went to resolve the situation and was fatally electrocuted in doing so.

The Health and Safety Executive have said they are aware of the incident and plan to make further enquiries ready for a report.


A number of Jackson’s friends and family have posted tributes on Facebook in memory of the Riseholme College student.

Harry Pitchform said: “Such a sad loss fly high Jackson Maplethorpe you will be sadly missed.”

Bradley Lawson said: “I know we didn’t get on towards the end, but there was a time I could call you brother.

“Getting a message today to say you’d passed away, it struck deep.

“I’m glad I had you as such a good friend through my early life. Fly high man, going to miss you.”