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