Monday 24 October 2016

Man killed after he became trapped between two vehicles in yard

A man was killed when he became trapped between two vehicles at a dismantler’s yard.

The accident happened at the yard in Cahermorris, Corrandulla, Co Galway in mid-afternoon.

The alarm was raised when it was discovered that the man had become trapped during work at the yard and sustained fatal injuries.

An ambulance was on the scene within minutes and paramedics treated the man on site.

Gardai also arrived at the yard, which is not far from Tuam, but the victim was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

The man who died is understood to have been working at the yard and was well known in the largely rural area. He was in his 50s. His name has not been released until family are informed.

His remains were removed this evening to University College Hospital in Galway where a post mortem examination is expected to be carried out tomorrow.

Two investigations are under way into the circumstances of his death.

Gardai and the Health and Safety Authority are preparing reports into the tragedy. The scene was preserved to allow forensic officers carried out a detailed examination of the site.

Inspectors from the Health and Safety Authority were on their way to Corrandulla this evening. A spokesperson said that a full investigation would be carried out into all of the circumstances of the fatality.

An inquest is expected to be held at a later date.

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