Man From Co Sligo Dies In Australian Workplace Accident

A man from Co Sligo has died following a workplace accident in Australia.

Paul Walsh, from Tubbercurry ,was killed while working for one of Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) contractors in Katoomba, New South Wales on Friday, 01 April.

It is understood Mr Walsh suffered a fatal head injury during an installation project.

NBN's CEO, Bill Morrow, said the incident was "tragic news".

"The thoughts of everyone at NBN are with the family, friend and colleagues of the deceased as this very sad time," he said.

Tourlestrane GAA club, of whom Mr Walsh was a member, said: "On Friday morning the club was deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Paul Walsh, Rhue, in Sydney, Australia.

"Paul was a valued member and player with our club, playing at corner back before emigrating to Australia.

"The club would like to offer sincere condolences to his mother Elizabeth, brother John and all of the extended Walsh and Gilmartin families, neighbours and friends."


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