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Gardaí issue appeal after man is crushed by forklift at Dublin waste plant

The worker died this afternoon at Tallaght Hospital.

File photo of the Ballymount area.
File photo of the Ballymount area.
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Updated 20.15

A MAN HAS died at the Greenstar Recycling waste facility in Ballymount, Dublin in what has been described as a workplace accident.

TheJournal.ie understands the man, who was an employee at the plant, was crushed by a forklift. He was taken to Tallaght Hospital with crush injuries but he died soon after.

The incident occurred just after 3pm today. A second person was also transferred to hospital by ambulance.

Gardaí said they believe the deceased was attended to by four or five persons following the accident. A full post-mortem is expected to take place in the coming days.

An appeal to those people – and to anybody else who was at the South Dublin Civic Amenities Centre on Ballymount Avenue between 2.45pm and 3.30pm today – has been issued by investigating officers.

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The Health and Safety Authority and gardaí are investigating but no foul play is suspected.

First published 16.11

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