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HSA launches investigation in two deaths at Longford DIY store

The two men were killed and four others were injured when a wall collapsed at the store.

Image: Screengrab via RTÉ

THE HEALTH AND Safety Authority (HSA) has launched an investigation in to the death of two men at a DIY store in Co Longford yesterday.

The two men were killed and four others were injured when a wall collapsed at the Connacht Gold DIY and Garden Centre yesterday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the HSA told TheJournal.ie this morning that the authority was informed about the incident at around 3pm yesterday and an investigation has been launched.

HSA inspectors were sent to the scene once it was made safe by emergency services and have now inspected the scene.

Yesterday, the CEO of Connacht Gold Aaron Forde said the company is co-operating with investigations into the cause of the accident.

He expressed sympathy for the family of the men who were fatally injured in the accident at the Longford store and said the company is providing counselling to employees and shoppers who were affected by the accident.

Related: Second man dies after wall collapse in Longford DIY store>

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