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Investigation launched following death of man at Co Monaghan mushroom farm

Marie Louise McConville

A JOINT investigation is underway after a man in his 20s died in an incident on a mushroom farm in Co Monaghan.

Emergency services were called to the farm near Emyvale on Wednesday night amid reports that three men were experiencing breathing difficulties at a mushroom processing plant at Cornacrieve.

It was reported that the men were found unconscious. One man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other two men, also in their 20s, were taken to Cavan General Hospital.

A post-mortem examination was due to be carried out yesterday.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority have launched investigations into what happened.

A spokesperson for the HSA told the Irish Post that they believed the three men were overcome "having entered a wood chip silo at the place of work".

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