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Workplace accident victim to be laid to rest


Tributes: Stevie McTeague

Tributes: Stevie McTeague

Tributes: Stevie McTeague

The funeral will take place tomorrow of the Co Tyrone father-of-two who died days after a workplace accident.

Stevie McTeague died in hospital on Saturday after he became trapped under machinery at a heavy plant equipment factory near his home in Loughmacrory.

The 51-year-old worked at Terex's Killyclogher site, near Omagh.

Two men were thought to have been involved in the incident at the Cookstown Road plant at around 3.20pm on Thursday.

Tributes have been paid to Mr McTeague, who was originally from Omagh but had moved to Loughmacrory in the last few months.

His wife Helen posted pictures of the pair and their sons, Conor and Ryan, on social media yesterday.

One friend described Mr McTeague as a gentleman, while another said: "Happy, happy memories Helen, which can never be taken away from you."

Mr McTeague's body was returned to his family home last night following a post-mortem examination.

The popular man's funeral will take place tomorrow at the Church of St Mary in Loughmacrory, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland has already launched an investigation into the incident.

Belfast Telegraph