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Bord na Móna worker dies in power station accident

The incident occurred at Lough Ree Power Station overnight.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A MAN HAS died in an accident at the Lough Ree Power Station overnight.

The Bord na Móna employee was working at the peat power plant in Lanesborough, Co Longford when the incident occurred.

In a statement, the company said it was with “deep regret” that it was confirming the tragedy. It said that it had been working with emergency services through the night, adding that the Health & Safety Authority (HSA) have been informed.

“The company has also begun an internal inquiry into the circumstances of the man’s death,” the statement continued. “Our deepest sympathies go to his family at this difficult time.”

The incident brings the number of deaths as a result of workplace accidents in Ireland this year to over 35. Every year, more than 5,000 people die across the European Union as a result of accidents in the workplace.

Read: How safe is your workplace?

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