Friday 18 April 2014

Probe as young man killed in work accident

TWO separate investigations are under way into the death of a young man in an industrial accident.

The 22-year-old died after suffering horrific head injuries while working by a tractor and trailer at Gasworks Lane near Angelsea Street in Cork city centre.

The accident occurred shortly before 1pm and the young man was pronounced dead at the scene despite desperate efforts by paramedics. Initial reports indicated he was crushed between the tractor and trailer.

The dead man, understood to have been working for a construction sub-contractor, was taken to Cork University Hospital for a post-mortem.

Gardai declined to identify the man until all relatives have been notified. Investigations are under way by gardai and the Health and Safety Authority.

Irish Independent

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