Tragic accident at Westland’s Dungannon factory

The BBC has reported that a man has died in what has been described as a "tragic accident" at Westland's peat plant in Dungannon, County Tyrone. 

The Health and Safety Executive has said it is aware of the incident and is making enquiries.

Westland Horticulture said: "We are deeply saddened by the loss of an employee following a tragic accident at our Dungannon site today. We will be offering support to the family and to our colleagues in the immediate aftermath.

“Westland is investigating this incident and is assisting the HSENI with its enquiries. At this early stage, we have no further details other than what has already been reported. 

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the family at this devastating time.” 

The BBC also reported that First Minister and Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA Arlene Foster described the dead man as a "real gentleman who loved his family immensely and was a wonderful friend".

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