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Tributes to "good natured young fella" who died in Cork welding explosion

Waterford man Donal Scanlon (21) was on life support before he died.

Donal Scanlan played hurling and football for his club in Waterford.
Donal Scanlan played hurling and football for his club in Waterford.
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THE 21-YEAR-OLD man injured in an explosion while welding at an industrial estate in Co Cork yesterday has died from his injuries in hospital.

The accident happened at an industrial estate in Youghal yesterday morning when Donal Scanlon was welding at B&C Services and there was an explosion.

He was airlifted to Cork University Hospital where he was treated and put on life support before he passed away.

The young Waterford man’s GAA club Clashmore/Kinsalebeg are among those to have paid tribute to him, describing him as a “gifted hurler and footballer” who was “an outgoing, lovable and good natured young fella”.

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Investigations into what happened is being carried out by both the gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority.

Investigators from the HSA were at the scene of the incident throughout the day.

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