Man killed in fall in west Cork

Man killed in fall in west Cork

Ambulance personnel are at the scene in Ballineen

A man in his seventies has died after he suffered a fall whilst cleaning the roof of a two storey property at Ballineen in West Cork.

The accident occurred at around 3pm today when the man was power washing. 

He fell on to a concrete path incurring injuries.

Gardai, paramedics and the Cork-based Irish Community Rapid Response air ambulance rushed to the scene.

The air ambulance landed in a field behind Ballineen Church. 

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The State Pathologist's Office has been informed. 

A post mortem examination will be carried out at Cork University Hospital (CUH) tomorrow.

The death is being treated as a tragic accident.

A file will be prepared for the Coroner’s Court. 

An inquest will be held at a later date.

Earlier 

A MAN has been killed in a fall in Ballineen in west Cork.

The incident occurred this afternoon when the man was on a scaffolding.

Chief Superintendent Con Cadogan said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ambulance personnel and gardai are at the scene.

A spokeswoman for the Health and Safety Authority said the authority is aware of the incident.

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