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Workplace accident claims life of man in his thirties

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A man aged in his thirties has died following a workplace accident in West Clare on Friday afternoon.

While working on a construction project of a local farm near Doonaha, a wall is said to have collapsed and trapped the man as first reported by The Clare Herald.

Clare County Fire and Rescue Services sent two units from their Kilkee station to the scene along with National Ambulance Services Resources. Members of An Garda Síochána were also alerted to the accident and attended the scene.

Members of the Irish Coast Guard stationed at Kilkee had been requested to secure a safe landing site for the Athlone-basedEmergency Aeromedical Service air ambulance to attend but the helicopter was stood down when the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí confirmed that the body was removed to University Hospital Limerick for a post-mortem examination.

An investigation into the tragedy will be carried out by the Health and Safety Authority.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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