Tuesday 17 October 2017

Man (60s) died after being crushed by articulated trailer at Dublin Port

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Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

Separate investigations are underway after a man was crushed by an articulated trailer at Dublin Port.

The man, aged in his 60s, was helping to load the trailer onto a ferry at 1.30pm on Thursday when he became trapped, Independent.ie understands.

The victim was taken to the Mater Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Gardaí from Store Street station are investigating the incident.

A separate investigation is being carried out by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA).

A HSA spokesman said: "We are investigating a fatal accident that occurred around 1.30pm in Dublin Port yesterday.

"The victim was a male in his 60s. It appears that he was crushed by an articulated trailer that was being loaded onto a ship."

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