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Man dies after incident at Waterford pharmaceutical plant

The man at first thought to be a worker was actually a member of the public.
Jan 23rd 2014, 10:48 PM 39,823 15

AN INVESTIGATION IS underway after a man died following an incident on the grounds of the GlaxoSmithKline plant in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford this afternoon.

The death was at first believed to be the result of a workplace accident at the pharmaceutical plant but it has since been confirmed that the man was a member of the public.

The incident happened about 3pm this afternoon with the man subsequently taken to Waterford Regional Hospital by ambulance where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

A spokesperson for GSK said that gardaí had attended the scene and that the Health and Safety Authority has been notified.

The incident is currently under investigation and the company has extended its sympathies to the family of the deceased.

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