Separate investigations underway following deaths in Cork and Wicklow

A 52-year-old man died in Clonakilty while a man in his 70s died at Kilmacanogue

Separate investigations underway following deaths in Cork and Wicklow

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Gardaí are investigating the death of a 52-year-old man in West Cork yesterday.

The man fell over 20 feet from a cherry picker while working on a farm near Clonakilty at around 1pm.

It is believed he was attempting to fix a roof that had been damaged during Storm Ophelia.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Cork University Hospital.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place at Cork University Hospital today.

Health and Safety Authority inspectors attended the scene yesterday and will prepare a report on the accident.

Separately gardaí in Bray are investigating the death of a man in his mid-70s on Saturday afternoon.

It is believed the man fell from a ladder at around 3:30pm on Saturday.

His body was removed to St Columcille’s hospital in Loughlinstown, where a postmortem will take place.