Tributes have been paid to a popular father-of-two who died at work.

Michael Harrison, 42, lived in Tyldesley and worked for 3D Scaffolding in Irlam.

But his sister Michelle said that he "went to work last Friday (February 26) and never came home".

A joint police and Health and Safety Executive investigation is underway into the incident that killed Michael, which happened while he was working in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

A HSE spokesman said: "HSE is aware of the incident and a joint investigation with Cheshire Constabulary is underway."

A spokesman for 3D Scaffolding described Michael's death as an 'accident' and said they could not comment further on the exact circumstances due to an 'ongoing investigation'.

Michael Harrison, who died in a work accident last week

Leading the tributes to him, his sister said: "He was such a hard-working lad with a massive heart and he'd always manage to find his way to a party on a weekend!

"He lived and breathed for for his two girls, Katie and Abbie.

"He spent 18 years with their mum Kirsty and met his soul mate Janine, six months ago. They had only just moved in together two weeks ago as well."

Michael was a Liverpool fan and Michelle described him as "massively into his music".

He used to run The Queens pub in Tyldesley, where he hosted a number of up-and-coming bands over the years, including Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Another band that he was extremely fond of was local band Rivet City.

Rivet City frontman Jake Breeze paid tribute to Michael, who he described as a 'friend and mentor'.

Michael Harrison with his 'soul mate' Janine

"I want to start by saying that without Michael Harrison, pretty much every local band in our area would have had nowhere to play," Jake said.

"Mike cared more about giving young bands a paid gig than he ever was about having a tribute band in every Friday and Saturday to keep the regulars happy.

"The Queens was the heart of a scene, a scene that produced some great bands - even some that have gone on to land major record deals like The Lottery Winners."

Jake said that Michael would follow his band and other local, unsigned bands around the country.

Michael Harrison was a huge Liverpool fan

He also remembered a time when Michael had booked Rivet City to play at The Queens and, despite it being much quieter than expected, he still paid Jake and told him 'you deserved a better night'.

Jake added: "No matter how many times we told him he would never have to pay entry or buy a beer at one of our shows, he always made a point of paying in, helping us pack down, and spending the whole gig on the front row in merch he’d bought.

"I could write a book about how much I admired Mike, and how much of an impact he had on my life, and so many others.

"Every scene has someone like Michael Harrison, but we all had the real deal.

"Mike was a father, a friend, and a mentor. A true working class hero, that will be sorely missed.

"I’m sorry we never got to play that show in your garden like we talked about Mike. I’ll miss you. We all will."

A GoFundMe page has been set up by Michael's family to help with funeral costs.

So far, more than £5,500 has been raised. To donate, visit 'The legend that is Michael Harrison' GoFundMe page.