Friday 9 December 2016

Factory employee dies after sustaining fatal crush injuries

Jane O'Faherty

Published 25/03/2016 | 11:10

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A MAN in his 40s has died after he sustained fatal crush injuries in a workplace accident.

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The man was an employee at the Green Isle Food factory in Naas, Co Kildare, and two investigations are now underway into the incident last night.

It is understood that the man sustained crush injuries when he was in contact with machinery at the plant.

He was pronounced dead at Naas General Hospital. The factory, which normally operates round the clock, is closed today.

In a statement, Green Isle Foods offered its sympathies to the man’s family.

"The accident which occurred last night has resulted in the tragic loss of one of our colleagues," read the statement.

The company said it is co-operating fully with the relevant authorities as they conduct their investigations.

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