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Friday 20 September 2019

Dock worker killed in freak accident with container

The South Bank Quay in Ringsend. Photo: Damien Eagers/INM
The South Bank Quay in Ringsend. Photo: Damien Eagers/INM
Ian Begley

Ian Begley

Dockland workers were sent home yesterday morning after a man was killed in a freak accident involving a container.

The man, understood to be a Filipino national, died after a container collapsed on top of him at Southbank Quay, Ringsend, Dublin.

Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene at 8.45am, but could not save the man's life.

A Garda spokesperson said an examination of the scene was carried out and enquires are ongoing.

The Health and Safety Authority confirmed it had begun an investigation and the local coroner was notified. A source said: "Our understanding is that a container fell on a worker and that an investigation into the incident has been launched."

The authorities are now in the process of contacting the man's family in the Philippines.

A source told the Irish Independent that the worker was "lashing and securing" multiple containers together when the accident happened.

Irish Independent

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