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Monday 18 December 2017

Young man crushed to death in dairy accident

Clona Dairies in Clonakilty, west Cork (Photo: Google Maps)
Clona Dairies in Clonakilty, west Cork (Photo: Google Maps)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A YOUNG MAN has died after he was crushed in the yard of a dairy in which he was working.

The workplace accident occurred shortly after 10am this morning in Clonakilty in west Cork.

It is understood that the man - believed to be in his 20s - died after he was struck by an articulated truck which was moving trailers.

Although the emergency services were immediately contacted, the young man was pronounced dead at the scene at Clona Dairies.

Both gardai and the Health and Safety Authority have started investigations into the accident.

The identity of the young man has not been released.

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