Northern Ireland

Kilcoo man Conor Morgan dies on construction site in Scotland

Conor Morgan worked for Newry firm Regen Waste Image copyright Regen Waste
Image caption Conor Morgan worked for Newry firm Re-Gen Waste

A 45-year-old man who died whilst working on a building site in South Lanarkshire in Scotland was from Northern Ireland.

Conor Morgan, from Kilcoo, County Down, was working on the site near Shott Farm on Hamilton Road in High Blantyre at about 09:45 BST on Wednesday.

Paramedics treated Mr Morgan, but he died at the scene.

He worked for Newry firm Re-Gen Waste but was working at the Avant Homes construction site.

Canon Sean Rogan of St Malachy's Parish said the local community is heartbroken.

"Conor was a very hard working member of the parish. He leaves a wife and three teenage boys," he said.

"We had a five thirty mass here on Sunday morning, on Easter Sunday, a dawn mass, and Conor was there at that mass and then after that he got his lorry and went off to work in Scotland. It's so sad, so tragic."

In a statement, Re-Gen Waste described Mr Morgan as a popular employee who would be missed by the "entire Re-Gen family".

Avant Homes said an investigation has been launched and all work at the site had been suspended.

A spokeswoman for the company said their thoughts and condolences were with Mr Morgan's family.

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