Sunday 19 November 2017

Irish father is killed in crane accident in New York

AN Irish father-of-two was killed around 24 hours after arriving back in New York from a visit home when a crane arm collapsed in a work site accident, writes Mark O'Regan.

Trevor Loftus, from Pallaskenry, Co Limerick, but living in Yonkers in the US city, was married with two young children. It is understood he was working as a construction safety co-ordinator and had his own firm.

Trevor had celebrated his 40th birthday just over two weeks ago, on April 5.

The fatal incident occurred while he was removing materials from his truck at a Manhattan construction site.

It is believed he was crushed beneath the malfunctioning arm of a crane boom at around 11.45am New York time.

Members of Pallaskenry GAA club paid tribute to him as a "loving father and husband".

Irish Independent

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