Man dies while cutting hedges in County Limerick

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Man dies while cutting hedges in County Limerick

The Health and Safety Authority has launched an investigation

A number of investigations are underway after a man died while cutting hedges in County Limerick this afternoon.

It is understood the man, who was working near Athea, was electrocuted when machinery he was using came into contact with power cables.

The scene of the incident has been sealed off to facilitate a forensic examination.

The body of the man, who was a member of the travelling community, remains at the scene and will be removed later for a post mortem examination.

A spokesperson at Newcastle West garda station confirmed there is nothing to suggest anything sinister and that the matter is being treated as an accident.

A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Authority has confirmed it is also investigating the incident.

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