Sunday 1 February 2015

Man (54) crushed to death in north Dublin

Published 21/02/2014 | 13:05

A MAN has died after being crushed by construction machinery in Skerries, north Dublin earlier today, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has confirmed.

The 54-year-old man was reportedly crushed between a heavy digger, used in construction, and a wall in the harbour area at approximately midday.

Felix O’Hare Contractors was the company that had been carrying out the construction work at Skerries Harbour.

They are currently working with the HSA to investigate the tragic accident and were unable to issue a full comment at the time of publishing.

However, Managing Director Gerry Gray wished to extend his “sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of the man who died”.

“We are completely shattered as a result of this unfortunate accident,” he told independent.ie. 

Friday 21 February 2014. Off Harbour Rd. Skerries. Scene of accident where man was crushed by digger.
Scene of accident where man was crushed by digger off Harbour Rd. Skerries. (Photo: www.doug.ie)
Scene of accident where man was crushed by digger off Harbour Rd. Skerries. (Photo: www.doug.ie)
Scene of accident where man was crushed by digger off Harbour Rd. Skerries. (Photo: www.doug.ie)
Scene of accident where man was crushed by digger off Harbour Rd. Skerries. (Photo: www.doug.ie)
Scene of accident where man was crushed by digger off Harbour Rd. Skerries. (Photo: www.doug.ie)
Scene of accident where man was crushed by digger off Harbour Rd. Skerries. (Photo: www.doug.ie)

It is understood that the man was not involved in the construction work that was being undertaken.

Dublin Fire Brigade first responded to the emergency call at 11.35am this morning.

"Ambulance and advanced paramedics attended the scene very quickly and the body was removed from the scene," according to a DFB spokesperson.

The relevant authorities were notified and an investigation is now underway.

Balbriggan Gardai are currently looking after the investigation.

Louise Kelly

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