Clare man dies in London work accident

Clare man dies in London work accident


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10.45pm –  The young man has been named locally as Kevin Hoare from Bealaha, Doonbeg.

A man from Co Clare has died in a workplace accident in London.

The man in his 20’s from the west of the county had been working at a building site at Cranbrook Road in Wimbledon when he was seriously injured on Monday.

It’s understood the man had been working with concrete at the time.

Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 1.45pm however efforts to save the man were unsuccessful.

Police and the UK’s Health and Safety Executive are investigating the tragedy.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed to The Clare Herald: “A man in his mid 20s had been reported injured while working with concrete. Despite attempts to revive him, the man was declared dead at the scene.

A postmortem examination was also due to be carried out.

The man’s family has been informed while the Department of Foreign Affairs here is providing consular assistance.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.