Tuesday 20 March 2018

Tributes paid to 'much loved' dad-of-two who died following factory accident

Stevie McTeague
Stevie McTeague
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A Tyrone man who was involved in an accident at a factory has died from his injuries.

Father-of-two Stevie McTeague  from Loughmacrory near Omagh, passed away at the South West Acute Hospital on Saturday.

His wife Helen, children Conor and Ryan and extended family paid tribute in a notice released on Sunday.

They said he was a "beloved husband and devoted father" and added that he was "much loved" by the rest of his family.

He was injured at the Omagh plant where he worked on Thursday afternoon, according to a spokesman for the Health and Safety executive for Northern Ireland.

HSENI, which is responsible for promoting and enforcing health and safety standards at work, has launched a probe into the incident in Co Tyrone.

In a statement, it said: "The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland has been made aware of an incident at business premises in the Omagh area and is currently investigating."

Terex Finlay makes a range of mobile crushing, screening and recycling equipment at their factory in the Co Tyrone town.

They have been located in Omagh for half a century.

The facility is now part of the US-based international Terex Corporation, whose giant machines are used in the construction industry across the world.

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