Monday 5 December 2016

Probe into tragic death at dismantler's yard

Brian McDonald and Ryan Nugent

Published 23/07/2015 | 02:30

Gardai are investigating after a man died in an accident at a dismantler's yard in Co Galway (Stock image)
Gardai are investigating after a man died in an accident at a dismantler's yard in Co Galway (Stock image)

A man in his 50s was killed when he got trapped between two vehicles at a dismantler's work yard.

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The accident happened at a yard in Cahermorris, Corrandulla, Co Galway, yesterday afternoon.

An ambulance was on the scene within minutes of the alarm being raised and paramedics treated the man on site, but he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

Gardai and the Health and Safety Authority have launched separate investigations into the accident.

The victim was well known in the largely rural area close to Tuam. His name has not yet been released by gardai.

His remains were removed yesterday evening to University College Hospital in Galway, where a postmortem examination is expected to be carried out today.

Separately, a man in his mid-thirties was rushed to Beaumont Hospital with serious head injuries after falling more than 50 foot off a cliff in Dalkey yesterday.

The man had been climbing with another person around Dalkey Quarry when he got into difficulty and fell.

Operation

Emergency services - including crews from the Dublin Fire Brigade, the National Ambulance Service, the Dublin Coast Guard, and the Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team - attended the scene near Killiney Hill at around 3.40pm.

A spokesman for the Dublin Fire Brigade said the rescue operation lasted more than two hours.

"The climbers did seem experienced and they were using proper ropes during their climb," he said.

Irish Independent

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