Friday 15 December 2017

Father killed in freak accident

AN oil delivery man has been killed by his own truck in a freak accident outside his home.

Eamon Egan (52), a father of two, died when he was crushed against the gates of his home in Clonoulty, Co Tipperary, by his oil lorry.

It is believed Mr Egan, who worked for local company O'Meara's Oil, may have left his truck to open his front gate, before starting his morning oil run, when the truck moved forward and killed him.

Mr Egan, an uncle of Tipperary senior hurler Timmy Hammersley, was deeply involved in the local Clonoulty-Rossmore GAA club.

Chairman of the club Andrew Fryday said the small, tight-knit community was in shock.

"Clonoulty-Rossmore GAA club is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Eamon Egan," he said.

"He was a hugely popular member of our community and a staunch and very active member of our club. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time."

Gardai in Thurles have confirmed they are treating the incident as an accident.

Mr Egan is survived by his wife Ann and two children, David (14) and Laura (7).

Irish Independent

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