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Man dies in workplace accident following roof collapse on Irish building site

Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, Co Laois (Image via Google Maps)
Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, Co Laois (Image via Google Maps)

A man has died following a workplace accident in Co Laois this morning.

The man, who is in his 50s, was carrying out building work at a property in Portarlington when he was injured at around 10.30am.

He was rushed to the Midland Regional Hospital at Portlaoise, where he was later pronounced dead.

A garda spokesman said the man sustained injuries when a roof section and walls collapsed in the building.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) confirmed it has been notified and investigators are due to attend the scene.

Via Independent.ie