A man – believed to be from the Killarney area – has died after being electrocuted while cutting hedges in Athea.
The man was cutting hedges in the village of Athea in West Limerick around 1 o’clock this afternoon when he clipped some power lines.
He was electrocuted and died at the scene. Emergency services including the fire service from Abbeyfeale and Gardaí were called.
The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and the body of the man remains at the scene.
Gardaí at Newcastle West are investigating but are not treating the death as suspicious.
The Health and Safety Authority has also been notified and an investigation is underway.