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fredom1
3rd-June-2010, 21:44
A paramedic working with the Health Service Executive in the northeast has died after falling from an ambulance.


It is understood the paramedic was treating a patient in an ambulance that was travelling on the N3 at Beaghy, Stradone, Co Cavan.


It is believed the side door of the vehicle opened during a patient transfer.
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<DIV =storyIslandTitle>The 43-year-old man was pronounced dead at Cavan General Hospital.</DIV></DIV>


The scene is sealed off and garda technical experts are examining the ambulance involved.



The HSE has confirmed the man's death and has extended its sympathy to his family.


An investigation into the accident has been launched by the HSE, gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority.


The man's name has not yet been released but it is understood he is from Co Cavan.


Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact Cavan Garda Station on 049 4368800 or the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111.






My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children smileys/sad.gif

No Bother
3rd-June-2010, 22:10
Awful and shocking news, my heart goes out to all involved. RIP

fredom1
3rd-June-2010, 22:15
He was well liked in Cavan, and leaves behind a family of 6. Its understood that every attempt was made to save him.

Tobyglen
3rd-June-2010, 22:25
RIP, poor guy.

No Bother
3rd-June-2010, 22:26
He was well liked in Cavan, and leaves behind a family of 6. Its understood that every attempt was made to save him. Awful, awful to hear, should be a big story in the papers but probably not. smileys/sad.gif