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Probe after man dies at meat plant in Northern Ireland

By Allan Preston

An investigation has been launched after a man in his 60s died suddenly at a meat processing plant just outside Londonderry.

The incident happened at WM Grant's meat processing business on the Coney Road on Sunday evening at around 8pm, one mile from the village of Muff.

Police and the emergency services were called out to the premises, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident remains unclear at this time.

A PSNI statement said that: "Officers will liaise with the Health and Safety Executive NI as they investigate the circumstances."

A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive (HSENI) added that they were aware of the incident and are making inquiries.

The Irish farming news website Agriland said they were also informed by the HSENI the man was reported to have been found slumped over one of the machines at the factory.

Grant's have been contacted for a comment on the matter but have yet to respond.

The incident occurred on the same day as the funeral of four year old Thomas Magee from Maguiresbridge in Co Fermanagh, who tragically died after a farming accident last Thursday.

It's understood the young child died after becoming trapped under a piece of machinery thought to be a JCB digger.

The P1 pupil at Maguiresbridge Primary School was described to mourners as having a "beautiful smile" that could melt hearts.

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