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Trial date to be set in Corrib gas safety case

Tuesday, 21st June, 2016 4:21pm

Trial date to be set in Corrib gas safety case

A TRIAL date will be decided next month for a case against two construction companies who have had charges brought against them following a fatal workplace incident almost three years ago at the Corrib gas tunnel project.

Judge Rory MacCabe, at a sitting of the Circuit Criminal Court in Castlebar today (Tuesday), put the case against BAM Civil Ltd. and Wayss and Freytag, Ingenieurbau AG back to July 8 for mention.

Proceedings are being brought against both companies following an investigation by the Health and Safety Authority into the tragedy.

German-born hydraulic technician Lars Wagner (26) died during work on the 4.8k tunnel under Sruwaddacon estuary on September 8, 2013. The tunnel was under construction at the time.

Both companies, which were under contract to carry out the tunnel construction project, are charged with several breaches of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

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