Tributes paid to Donegal man killed in work accident – ​​The Irish News
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Tributes paid to Donegal man killed in work accident – ​​The Irish News

An investigation is underway into the death of a man who died in an accident at work in Co Donegal.

Local media report that the man is 35-year-old father-of-two Anthony Devlin from Buncrana.

He is understood to have died on Tuesday from injuries sustained while carrying out mechanical work in the Illies area of ​​Inishowen.

Police were notified of the incident on Tuesday evening and a spokesman said the local coroner had been notified of the planned autopsy.

Tributes paid to Donegal man killed in work accident – ​​The Irish News

“The HSA (Health Safety Authority) has been notified and is conducting its own investigation,” they added.

Mr Devlin’s obituary said: “Anthony will be greatly missed and will never be forgotten by his loving fiancée Grainne, beloved sons Joe and Odhran, loving parents Philip and Una, sisters Tara, Tina, Leanne, brother-in-law Ian, grandmother Annie Devlin, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbours and many friends and wider family.”

On Wednesday, his sister Leanne took to social media to say Anthony was the “best big brother ever.”



His other sister Tara wrote in the post: “Looking down on two beautiful boys and a beautiful fiancé who adored him, Rip brother.”

Friend Rosie McElhinney wrote that Anthony “was always a gentleman” with a “broad smile”.

James Kelly wrote: I have lots of great memories of Anthony, he was always up for a laugh.

The funeral service will take place on Saturday at 11am at St Mary’s Church, Cockhill, Buncrana, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

The tragedy occurred as a result of an accident at work in County Cavan, in which two people died: a 17-year-old and a man in his 40s.

Meanwhile, last week a man in his 70s from Co Laois died in a farming accident in Co Offaly.