'We're sorry for accident that killed dad-of-two' - Bus Eireann
BUS Eireann has given an apology in the High Court over the tragic death of a haulage worker who was killed when a 10,000 litre oil tank fell on him while it was being unloaded at a transport depot.
Liudas Padagas (50), a father of two from Carrickmacross in Monaghan and originally from Lithuania, died in the accident while he was delivering the tank to a CIE/Bus Eireann depot in Ballina, Co Mayo, on April 14, 2011. It happened when a lifting machine called a teleporter was unloading the tank which fell on him, causing fatal injuries.
His widow, Rita Padagiene, from Woodville, Carrickmacross, sued the bus company and four other firms arising out of the accident.
The case opened before Mr Justice Anthony Barr and following talks was settled yesterday. The settlement is against Bus Eireann which said it wanted to apologise to Ms Padagiene and her two children over the tragic death of Mr Padagas.