06/06/2011

Fatal Accident Claims Donegal Man In Australia

A Donegal man has been fatally wounded in a construction accident in Western Australia.

On Saturday, Sean McBride, 28, from Burtonport was working on scaffolding, based on a jetty in the town of Dampier when it collapsed into the sea.

The jetty was owned by the mining giant Rio Tinto Iron Ore.

Emergency services were called to the scene.

Police divers later recovered Mr McBride's body from the area.

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs have been assisting Mr McBride's family.

(BMcN/KMcA)

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