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ESB worker dies at company plant in Finglas

The man in his 20s died from a suspected electrocution yesterday afternoon.

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AN ESB NETWORKS employee has died at the company’s plant in Finglas, north Dublin.

The man in his 20s died from a suspected electrocution just after 2pm yesterday afternoon in what was the second workplace death in Ireland this year.

Investigators from the Health and Safety Authority were on the scene yesterday and their investigation is ongoing, a spokesperson said this morning.

An investigation is also being carried out by the ESB.

ESB Networks said in a statement: “It is with regret that we confirm that an incident took place, which resulted in the fatality of an ESB Networks staff member at our Finglas station this afternoon (yesterday).

“We express our deep condolences to the family at this sad time.”

Read: Number of workplace deaths in 2012 down by 13 per cent

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