Monday 26 September 2016

Man electrocuted while cutting hedges in Co Limerick

Published 01/03/2016 | 20:24

His death is being treated as an accident (stock photo)
His death is being treated as an accident (stock photo)

A man has died after being electrocuted while cutting hedges this afternoon.

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The incident occurred in the Athea area of Co Limerick at around 1pm.

It is understood that the man came into contact with electrical power lines while working - and died at the scene.

His death is being treated as an accident.

The Health and Safety Authority has launched an investigation and the scene has been preserved for a technical examination.

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