Tragedy as man, 40s, dies after being 'hit by steal beam' in workplace accident in Mullingar
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Tragedy as man, 40s, dies after being 'hit by steal beam' in workplace accident in Mullingar

A MAN has tragically died in an industrial accident in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

The deceased, aged in his 40s, was working on a construction site in Lough Sheever Business Park when the incident occurred shortly after 8am this morning.

He sustained serious injuries after being struck by a steel beam while unloading a truck.

Emergency services responded and the man was rushed by ambulance to Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Both Gardaí and the Health & Safety Authority (HSA) have confirmed they are investigating the circumstances of the incident.

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In a statement, a HSA spokesman said: "We were notified about an accident that took place just after 8am this morning at a construction site in Lough Sheever Business park, Mullingar.

"A man in his 40s was struck by a steel beam while it was being offloaded from a trailer.

"The man was taken to Mullingar Hospital but died as the result of his injuries. We have inspectors at the scene and an investigation is under way."