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.
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.