A Mayo family will be in attendance today at a ceremony in Dublin to commemorate the international day of remembrance for those who have been killed or seriously injured in work-related incidents.

Today is Worker’s Memorial Day. 481 people were killed in work-related incidents nationally over the past decade. To date, this year, 7 people have been killed in work-related incidents.

The Minister of State Damien English, Kevin Callinan- President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Dr. Sharon McGuinness- CEO of the Health and Safety Authority, and senior figures from Ibec, the Construction Industry Federation and trade unions will attend the ceremony to mark the occasion at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin.

31 years old Lorcan Deasy of Errew, Castlebar lost his life in a construction incident in Kiltimagh in 2018. His family will today lay a wreath in his honour and all other workers killed while doing their jobs.

On the 8th January, 2018, Lorcan fell from a height on a construction site and died a week later surrounded by his family at the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

His parents Marian and Michael say that since that day “the joy has been taken out of their lives”.

Marian is pleading with all companies to implement the safety regulations that are there, but are sometimes not implemented.

 

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