Monday 18 December 2017

Premier fined €100,000 after death of worker

The wife of a man who was killed in an accident at a Drogheda company in 2014 says she has lost 'her best friend, the love of her life'.

Paddy Lambe was just 46 when he died while working at Premier Periclase at the Boyne Road in Drogheda on October 30 2014 and last week, the managing director of the company, Gerard Teeling, entered a guilty plea on the firm's behalf to a breach of health and safety legislation.

They were fined €100,000.

In her victim impact statement, read to the court by State prosecutor Kevin Seagrave, Mrs Lambe said: 'You never think for one minute the knock will come to your door. You think that when you go to work you will come home'.

She said she will 'never hear his key in the door, never hear him say: 'I'm home'. She said: 'There is no-one to make plans with'.

Drogheda Independent

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