A young Limerick man who was involved in a workplace accident in Canada has died from his injuries in the past week.
Conor Curtin, who is in his mid-twenties and from Ardagh, was working as a civil engineer in Toronta when the accident occurred.
Members of his family have travelled over to Canada this week and his remains are expected to be brought home to Ireland in the coming days.
It is understood that the young man suffered a major brain injury following a fall at a construction site.
Following the accident, which occurred within the last fortnight, Mr Curtin remained in a coma for a number of days before succumbing to his injuries.
Mr Curtin was the son of Larry and Eileen from Reens, Ardagh.
He formerly worked with Roadbridge in Limerick prior to travelling to work in Canada.
Details of funeral arrangements have not yet been finalised.
A neighbour said: “We don’t know yet how long they’ll be over there. There is a lot of red tape involved. The law in Canada is different to Ireland.”