Inquest of Killarney gas explosion victim adjourned

Explosion 1 The inquest into the death of a man killed in an explosion in Killarney last July has been adjourned. 59 year-old James Gleeson died when a suspected gas leak caused an explosion at his laundrette on Brewery Lane in the town. Mr Gleeson of Countess Road, Killarney was killed in the explosion at 6.20am on 13th of July 2013. Opening the inquest at Killarney District Court, coroner Terence Casey said the Health and Safety Authority was still investigating the accident. He said he had acceded to a request from the HSA to adjourn the inquest and that only the medical evidence relating to the death would be presented at this time. Mr Casey read from the post mortem report which was completed by Assistant State Pathologist, Margot Bolster. She found that James Gleeson had died of multiple injuries including traumatic brain injuries, contusions and burns due a gas explosion. Mr Casey extended his sympathies to the deceased’s family and adjourned the inquest until further notice.

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