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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Foul play ruled out as Limerick council worker is found dead

An Garda Siochana
An Garda Siochana

Independent.ie News Desk

Gardai have ruled out foul play after the body of council worker was discovered in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The man, who has not been named, was a worker for Limerick City and County Council, and was discovered by his co-workers shortly after 7:15 am on a site in Newcastle West.

Emergency services were called to the scene soon afterwards.

Cause of death is not known at this time but the Health and Safety Authority confirmed to Independent.ie that they were investigating.

“Honestly we’re not too sure what happened at this stage, as the investigation has only started,” said a HSA spokesperson.

“It could have been a work accident or a sudden death, we don’t know. Nothing is being ruled out at this stage and we will be reviewing an CCTV the site might have.”

Gardai said foul play was not suspected following a preliminary investigation, adding that a post-mortem was underway at University Hospital Limerick.

A spokesperson for the Limerick City and Council said the council would like to “extends its sincere sympathies to the family of the deceased who was a valued employee and colleague”.

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