Man in his 40s dies in workplace incident in Co Cork

It is understood pallets fell on the man at an Irish Distillers depot in Dungourney

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority have begun separate investigations.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority have begun separate investigations.

 

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority have begun investigations into the death of a man at his workplace near Midleton in Co Cork.

The man, named locally as Dominic Knowles (49), was fatally injured when pallets fell on him while he was working at an Irish Distillers depot in Dungourney on Monday morning.

The emergency services were called and attended to Mr Knowles, who was from nearby Ballintotis, but they were unable to resuscitate him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Knowles’ body was removed to Cork University Hospital for a postmortem examination on Tuesday.

Irish Distillers confirmed the fatality.

“We would like to express our deepest sympathy to his family. We are offering all the support available to those affected by this tragic accident,” said the company in a statement.

“At this time, it would be inappropriate for us to comment further, as the incident is the subject of an investigation by An Garda Síochána and the Health & Safety Authority.”

Irish Distillers said it is co-operating fully with the investigations.