Whitecross man tragically killed in building site accident

October 16, 2012

By Christine Keighery

A 63 year old Whitecross man has died following an accident at a building site in Monaghan town.

The fatal accident happened just before noon on Friday at a construction site for a new Vocational Education Committee (VEC) campus at Armagh Road in the town.

It is believed a teleporter construction vehicle may have been involved in the accident.

Barry Malone, a well known father of four from Whitecross, was pronounced dead at the scene, before his remains were removed to Navan General Hospital.

The building site has been shut down while investigations are carried out by the Health and Safety Authority and Irish police.

A spokesman for the main contractors on the project, John Sisk and Son, said: “We want to express our deep sympathy with the family, friends and colleagues of the man who died.”