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Two men die in separate workplace accidents

Both incidents took place early this morning, one in Wexford and one in Roscommon.

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Updated 9.50pm

TWO MEN HAVE died in separate workplace accidents.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating both incidents.

The first took place at 8.45am this morning at a farm outside Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

A man in his 50s died in the incident.

RTÉ News reports that he fell into a storage unit containing grain.

Just more than an hour later, another man, also in his 50s, died after an incident at a steelworks in Roscommon.

It is believed a pile of steel fell on him.

He was airlifted to Galway University Hospital with serious injuries, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Originally published 8.12pm

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