Investigations are underway into a workplace fatality following an accident at a meat factory in Kildare town.
The incident occurred yesterday, Thursday, May 14, in Kildare Chilling Factory in what is being described as an “industrial accident”.
A spokesperson for An Garda Síochána told Agriland:
“Shortly before 10m on Thursday, May 14, Gardaí attended at the scene of an industrial accident at a factory on the old Dublin Road, Kildare.
“A man in his 50s working in the factory was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.”
The Garda representative added that the local coroner was notified and the body of the deceased was removed to the mortuary at Naas Hospital.
“The HSA has been notified and enquiries are ongoing,” the spokesperson said.
A representative of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) confirmed that it has launched an investigation into the incident.