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One killed, one hospitalised in Cork sewage incident

One man has died and another has been hospitalised in Cork, after it is believed they were overcome with fumes while removing sewage from septic tanks.

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ONE MAN HAS died and another man has been hospitalised after apparently being overcome with fumes whilst removing sewage from a number of storage tanks in Co Cork.

The men were working at the Garryvoe Hotel, Ballycotton Bay, Castlemartyr east Cork, on behalf of a septic tank cleaning services company, reports the Irish Times.

Shortly after 1.30pm emergency services were called to the scene, where one of the men – who was in his 20s – was declared deceased. The other man, in his 30s, was given CPR and moved to Cork University Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, reports RTÉ.

The Irish Independent adds that the two men were employees of Munster Drain Services.

Separate investigations are underway by the Health and Safety Authority and the gardaí.

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