Friday 30 September 2016

Man (20s) killed while clearing trees as part of wind farm extension project

Published 21/12/2015 | 23:30

It is understood that the man had been working on the €145m Meenadreen wind farm extension project
It is understood that the man had been working on the €145m Meenadreen wind farm extension project

A man has been killed in a workplace accident in Co Donegal.

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The incident occurred shortly after 11am yesterday in Meenadreen, close to Donegal town.

It's believed the man, who is in his late 20s, was clearing trees at the time of the incident. 

Emergency services were called, but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. 

His remains were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where a postmortem is due to take place. 

Two separate investigations surrounding the man's death have been launched by the Gardai and the Health and Safety Authority.

It is understood that the man had been working on the €145m Meenadreen wind farm extension project when the tragedy occurred.

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