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Man dies and two hospitalised after incident at mushroom farm
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Man dies and two hospitalised after incident at mushroom farm

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On Wednesday night, emergency services received a call about three men suffering from breathing difficulties at a mushroom processing plant.
On Wednesday night, emergency services received a call about three men suffering from breathing difficulties at a mushroom processing plant.

One man has died and two others were taken to hospital following an incident at a mushroom processing plant in Monaghan, An Garda Síochána has confirmed to the Irish Farmers Journal.

At approximately 8pm on Wednesday, 13 September, emergency services received a call about three males in their 20s suffering from breathing difficulties at a mushroom processing plant at Cornacrieve, Emyvale, Co Monaghan.

On arrival, emergency services found three men unconscious in a silo at the plant.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene and two others were removed to Cavan General Hospital.

A post mortem examination will take place on Thursday 14 September. The man has been named locally as Gary Askin.

Gardaí have confirmed that the area is sealed off pending a technical examination by Garda crime scene examiners.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has been notified and is expected at the scene this morning.

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