Mine company fined over employee death

Galmoy Mines Ltd has been fined €100,000 after the death of one of its employees at a Kilkenny mine in 2007.

Galmoy Mines Ltd has been fined €100,000 after the death of one of its employees at a Kilkenny mine in 2007.

The company was handed down the fine at Kilkenny Circuit Criminal Court for serious breaches of health and safety legislation.

The charges relate to the death of 44-year-old Michael Joyce from Templemore in Co Tipperary who died from head injuries he sustained in a fall at the mine on February 16, 2007.

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