Man dies in work accident at Laois running track

One man has died and another has been seriously injured following an accident at a sports ground in Co Laois yesterday afternoon.

The men were using a cherry-picker to install floodlights over a running track in Mountmellick when the vehicle toppled over.

The dead man is believed to have been in his late 20s.

The Health and Safety Authority has launched an investigation into the circumstances of the tragedy.


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