01 Oct 2022

Storm Eunice: Tragedy as council worker in South East is killed by falling tree

Storm Eunice: Man killed by falling tree in Wexford

A man in his 60s has died after being struck by a falling tree in County Wexford, gardaí have confirmed.

The man, an employee of Wexford County Council, had been attending the scene of a fallen tree in the north Wexford area.

A spokesperson for the council expressed “deep regret and sadness” at the news.

He said: “The employee’s family, An Garda Siochana and the Health and Safety Authority have been informed.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the employee’s family, work colleagues and friends at this very difficult time.”

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place at Waterford University Hospital.

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