A man who was seriously injured in an explosion at a Stryker plant in County Cork has died.
The 41-year-old man, who has been named locally as John Murphy, was placed on life support following the incident on the roof of the plant on April 18th.
He was later transferred to a hospital in Dublin.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has been investigating the incident and this morning, it confirmed that it was aware of the man’s death.
After the explosion, the man’s family described him as a “kind, mild-mannered family man, with a loving wife, a baby, a young child, and a stepson” who were his world.
In a statement to Cork’s RedFM, they said they were heartbroken and “feel helpless at the shocking turn of events”.
The explosion happened at Stryker's Anngrove plant at the IDA Business Park in Carrigtwohill.
The facility was evacuated during the incident and a second man was also treated in hospital.
The HSA spokesperson said the agency’s investigation is ongoing.
Stryker employs around 4,100 people at its Cork plants and has other operations in Limerick and Belfast.
With reporting from Jamie O'Hara.