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Man, 60s, killed by falling tree in Wexford,Ireland while cleaning up debris from Storm Eunice

  A man in his 60s has died after being hit by a falling tree while clearing debris caused by Storm Eunice. The devastating incident happene...

 


A man in his 60s has died after being hit by a falling tree while clearing debris caused by Storm Eunice.

The devastating incident happened in Ballythomas, Co Wexford, earlier on Friday morning.

It is understood that the man was working with a colleague cleaning up tree debris when the tragedy struck.

Gardai are investigating the incident. The Health and Safety Authority will also be carrying out its own investigation.

A garda spokesman said: "Gardaí and emergency services attended a fatal incident this morning, 18th February 2022 in the Ballythomas area of Co Wexford.

"It is understood that a man, aged in his 60s, was injured as a result of a falling tree. The man was later pronounced deceased at the scene.

"The body of the man will be removed to Waterford University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place in due course.

"The Health Safety Authority (HSA) have been notified and are due to attend the scene."


www.irishmirror.ie

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