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Mechanic (30s) crushed to death after truck axle fell on him

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Truck axle (stock photo)

Truck axle (stock photo)

Truck axle (stock photo)

A mechanic in his late 30s has been killed in a workplace accident in Cashel, Co Tipperary.

It is understood the man was crushed to death when a truck's axle collapsed on him at approximately 2pm yesterday.

He was reportedly trying to fix a truck that had broken down when the tragic incident occurred.

The incident occurred yesterday at approximately 2pm near the M8 service station stop, just outside Cashel.

The man was named locally as Maurice O'Sullivan from Templetuohy, near Thurles, in Co Tipperary.

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

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