Identity of Deceased Not Made Known Yet
The alarm was raised at the mine between Moyne and Templetuohy at around quarter to five last evening when the driver of a loader was found trapped under a rockfall.
The victim was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene a short while later. No one else was injured in the incident which has left workers and colleagues of the deceased shocked and stunned.
The mine, owned by Vedanta Resources, will remain closed until further notice while the HSA conducts it’s investigation.
The identity of the deceased has not yet been made known.