This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 9 °C Tuesday 15 October, 2019
Advertisement

Father-of-two dies after falling while taking down Christmas decorations in his home

The man in his 50s is said to have suffered a serious head injury.

University Hospital Limerick
University Hospital Limerick
Image: Google Maps

A MAN HAS died in hospital following a tragic accident at his home in Co Clare this afternoon.

The father-of-two in his early 50’s is understood to have been working around his home when he fell from a wall and suffered a serious head injury.

It’s believed he was taking down Christmas lights at his home near Lisdeen in west Clare at the time.

The alarm was raised at around 1.00pm and emergency services rushed to the scene. Gardaí and ambulance paramedics arrived quickly while the Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS) air ambulance was also requested to attend.

Volunteers from the Kilkee unit of the Irish Coast Guard were also dispatched to assist with securing a safe landing zone for the helicopter.

Gardaí closed a section of the main N67 Kilrush to Kilkee road so the helicopter could land and take the injured man on board. He was flown to University Hospital Limerick for emergency treatment.

Gardaí have confirmed that the man was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at hospital.

A garda spokesman confirmed that a man fell from a wall at his home near Lisdeen and that he suffered serious head injuries in what they believe to be an accident.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has also been informed of the tragedy.

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Patrick Flynn

Read next:

COMMENTS (8)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel