New Year's Eve accident victim is laid to rest
The funeral will take place today of a man crushed to death at his home on New Year's Eve.
Eamonn Hassan, of Townhill Road, Rasharkin, Co Antrim, became trapped under a vehicle he was working on at 2pm on Saturday. He died instantly.
The 51-year-old’s wife Ann found her husband and alerted the emergency services.
Mr Hassan's funeral will take place at St Mary's Church in the village.
“He was working under a vehicle just behind our house,” Mrs Hassan said. “He must have been tinkering about, whatever he was working at in below.
“The jack or that must have fallen, I’m not 100% sure of the actual circumstances. It seemed to be a low-loader and one of the sides collapsed or something.
“He had been on his own until I went out, I was the first person there.”
Mr Hassan was born in Aghadowey but moved to Rasharkin when he married Ann 31 years ago. The builder — who ran a successful construction firm, EC Hassan — turned 51 on December 21.
The couple have three children — Natasha (26), Francesca (22) and Saoirse (16).