Birr numbed by tragic death

THE Health & Safety Authority (HSA) is currently investigating the tragic death of a local man after he became trapped at construction works in Birr last week.

THE Health & Safety Authority (HSA) is currently investigating the tragic death of a local man after he became trapped at construction works in Birr last week.

As family, friends and the local community were rocked by the death of Peter Pardy, Killeen Birr, the HSA confirmed they are currently examining the details of the work place incident in which the father of two was killed on Friday, October 28 last.

A HSA spokesperson told the Offaly Express they weren’t currently in a position to issue any further details on the matter as the investigation is still ongoing.

However, it’s understood Peter was working on High Street where he was operating machinery and subsequently became trapped by a digger.

Local Gardaí said that Mr Pardy was taken to the Midlands Regional hospital, Tullamore, following the accident, having sustained serious injuries.

Meanwhile, tributes poured in for the popular local man who had a great passion for hurling and derived enormous satisfaction from Birr’s many triumphs in recent years. He also enjoyed golf and greyhound racing.

The father of two will be removed from his home at 10am via High Street, where he previously resided to St Brendan’s Church, Birr tomorrow, Thursday, November 3 for 11am requiem mass, followed by burial in Clonoghill Cemetery.

Sympathy is extended his wife Susan, son Jeffrey and daughter Laura, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncle, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends.