Irishman thought to have died after being impaled on gate had been celebrating new job
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Irishman thought to have died after being impaled on gate had been celebrating new job

A MAN who is believed to have died after accidentally impaling himself on a gate had been out celebrating a new job.

The body of Mick Burke, 35, from Dalkey was found on Friday morning by a passer-by.

It is thought he had accidentally impaled himself while scaling the gate on a laneway in Dalkey leading to an apartment block.

The Irish Independent reports that Mr Burke, a qualified electrician, had been celebrating getting a new job just hours earlier.

A friend of Mr Burke's told the paper: "His family are inconsolable. Mick was a gentleman.

"He lived with his family and though he did work in SuperValu, he was a qualified electrician and he was celebrating in Dalkey because he'd got a new job in his chosen field.

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"Mick was delighted about his new job and he was hopeful for the future."

Gardaí had initially treated the incident as suspicious but have now ruled out foul play.

A spokesperson said: "Preliminary results of a post-mortem examination have been furnished to investigating gardaí and foul play has now been ruled out.

"A file will be prepared for the coroner."