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Friday, August 18, 2006

Man dies after construction site accident

A construction worker has died following an industrial accident on Henry Street this morning.

He died as a truck driver was unloading steel bars around 9.45am when one of them came loose and struck him in the chest. Gardai and ambulance personnel attended the scene.

The man in his fifties was rushed to Limerick regional hospital however he died shortly after.

Health and safety officers were also reported to have attended the scene. Gardai warned motorists to expect major delays around the area of the old savoy complex for the next few hours.

One lane of Henry Street was closed to traffic as rescue services dealt with the incident.Initial reports suggested the man had fallen from scaffolding at the site.

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