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HSA investigating death of crewman at Dublin Port

Sheetal Sukhija - Saturday 13th January, 2018

DUBLIN, Ireland - A Ukranian national drowned to his death after slipping into the water while trying to cross from a boat to the pier at the Dublin Port.

Investigators, who have launched a probe into the incident claim that the deceased man was a Ukranian national and it is understood that the incident took place while the man was disembarking a vessel. 

Officials said that the man might have fallen and struck his head off the pier and fallen into the water.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has launched a probe into the incident and are investigating the death of the crewman at Dublin Port.

HS investigators said that they were at the scene all day and the man was pulled out from the water almost immediately after the accident.

The incident occurred in the wee hours of the morning.

Gardai said in a satement, "A male in his 50s slipped and fell into the water while attempting to access the pier from a boat in Dublin Port. The male was pronounced dead at the Mater Hospital at approximately 6am. This incident is not being treated as suspicious."

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