“He was expecting his first child and had his whole life ahead of him”: The family of Nathan Walker pay tribute
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Following today’s verdict, the family of Nathan Walker have paid tribute to him.
"Nathan was only 19 years of age when his life ended through no fault of his own.
"Nathan was expecting his first child with his partner when he died. His son was born 15 days after his death. Nathan was so excited about becoming a dad. He should have been here to see his son born. He should be here with his son now.
"Nathan was a loving and affectionate man. He was such a family-orientated person and was an amazing big brother. He had a great sense of humour, was playful, didn’t take life seriously and just loved and lived life to the full. He would enjoy messing about on the trampoline or sunbathing in the garden listening to music. He would also take his little sister to the park to play. We had such laughs together.
"He was a good runner and was a member of Grantham Running Club. He was a healthy, young man with his whole life ahead of him.
"Nathan’s death was cruel and there was no sense in it. The shock, horror and grief of hearing that our son had been killed will stay with us for the rest of our lives. The pain we feel in our hearts is still completely unbearable. Life will never be the same for us. We wish every day that this had never happened and that he was here right now living his life to the full and loving being a dad, big brother, son and grandson.
"Nathan had only worked for Greenfeeds Ltd for two months. The company had no safety measures in place and that has cost two young men their lives as not only did Nathan die that day but Gavin Rawson also lost his life bravely trying to save our son."