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Man dies in accident at power station in Longford

Two investigations have begun after the death of a man at an ESB power station in County Longford.

The man, who was in his late 50s, died following an incident at the Lough Ree power station.

It is understood the man became trapped in machinery shortly before 01:00 GMT on Wednesday.

Police and the Health and Safety Authority have begun separate investigations into the incident.

The man is believed to have worked for Bord na Móna at the Lough Ree site.

Over 20 Bord na Móna workers are involved in peat delivery at the plant near Lanesborough.

Emergency services were called to the scene and colleagues tried to release him.

Bord na Móna management and representatives of the local community expressed their sympathy to the man's family.