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Electrician, 70, dies after forklift truck accident

A man in his seventies has died following an accident involving a forklift truck in Co Fermanagh.

The man, named locally as Norman Hanna, was working at Walter Campbell’s joinery yard in Ballinamallard when the accident occurred at around 2pm.

Sources say Mr Hanna, a local electrician, was installing wires when he fell out of the forklift safety cage and onto the ground.

He suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to the Erne Hospital in Enniskillen where he died last night.

The popular businessman was the owner of Hanna’s Electrical Shop in Enniskillen and was well- known throughout Fermanagh. Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliott, who knew him, said his death is a “massive shock” to the area.

“Norman has been on the go for a long time, everyone would know him about the county. He was a very experienced electrician all his life. I remember him doing the electrics around our house when I was a cub. He was very well liked, very respected and very popular,” he said.

“Norman’s death is clearly a huge tragedy and has shocked the entire community. It is absolutely devastating and our deepest thoughts are with his family at this time,” added Mr Elliott.

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