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Man dies at construction site of gas pipeline in Tipperary

An investigation into the incident will be carried out.

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A MAN HAS died following an incident on a construction site in Tipperary.

It happened at 3.30pm this afternoon on the old N7 at Ballywilliam.

A natural gas pipeline was being constructed at the time.

The man was an employee of a subcontractor of Balfour Beatty CLG Limited, and was working on behalf of Gas Networks Ireland.

The deceased is a man in his late 40s.

It is understood no gas would have been present in the pipes until construction was complete, although details on the exact nature of the incident are currently sketchy.

It has been confirmed that it was not a natural gas explosion.

Inspectors from the Health and Safety Authority are currently on their way to the scene.

In a statement, Gas Networks Ireland said:

“There is no further information available at this time.”

Gas Networks Ireland said it wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased.

 

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