The importance of having an incident response plan has been highlighted after a construction worker lost his life, while working on an industrial site.
The man in his 40s was employed on a construction site at an industrial park, based at Mullingar in County Westmeath, when he was hit by a steel beam when unloading a truck on April 11th 2018, the Irish Post reported.
He suffered serious injuries, and despite being rushed to Midland Regional Hospital, unfortunately he did not survive.
The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) and Gardai reviewed the incident, and a HAS spokesperson told the newspaper: “We have inspectors at the scene and an investigation is under way.”
The accident happened at 08:00 when the construction worker was offloading the steam beam from the trailer.
It is important that businesses of all types have health and safety procedures and regulations in place, so no one gets harmed. Workers operating in sectors were some manual labour may be required, especially need strict rules so they are able to undertake their duties in a safe working environment and sustain no injuries.
Companies should also not let workplace safety standards slip after the UK leave the European Market as many regulations and legislation are governed by European Union law.