Belfast Telegraph

Cork construction site accident: One man dead, another injured

By Ralph Riegel

One man died and another was injured after a construction accident in Cork.

The accident occurred on a construction site off the Youghal Road in Midleton, Co Cork shortly before 1pm.

It is understood both men were working at the site near machinery when the accident occurred.

Details of the accident remain unclear but both men are reported to have suffered crush-type injuries.

Emergency services raced to the scene including Gardaí, paramedics and units of Midleton fire brigade.

Tragically, one man had suffered multiple critical injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the scene before he could be rushed to Cork University Hospital (CUH).

A second man suffered serious injuries and was transferred by ambulance to CUH.

Other workers, who had rushed to assist their colleagues, were later treated at the scene for shock.

Investigations are expected to be launched, as is routine in fatal workplace accidents, by both the Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority.

Irish Independent

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