September 28, 2021

Probe into tragic death of man at Wicklow water treatment facility on New Year’s Eve

The death of a man at a county Wicklow water treatment facility last week is being treated as a tragic accident.

Local gardai were contacted about an incident at facility in Ashford late on New Year’s Eve.

The Ballymacahara road was closed off as gardai and emergency services rushed to the scene to deal with the incident.

A man was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other males were taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin for treatement.

The Health and Safety Authority of Ireland is investgating the incident. A file on the matter is also being prepared for the coroner.

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