A construction firm has been fined €25,000 after the death of a Co Donegal construction worker.
Terry Toland, a popular father-of-four from Ramelton, died after the accident at Rossaveal Harbour in Co Galway 2017.
The 42 year old from was working on the installation of a marina when he suffered a blow to the head from equipment.
The late Mr Toland was working on the installation of a marina when he suffered a blow to the head from equipment.
The incident occurred on January 29th, 2017, while Quinn Piling Ltd was in the process of installing metal piles as part of the construction of a small boat marina.
During the process, compressed air unexpectedly released from the supply pipeline to the compressed air hose, causing a component to come free and strike Mr Toland.
He suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to University Hospital Galway where he was pronounced dead later that day.
At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Quinn Piling Ltd pleaded guilty to a charge contrary to Section 79 of the Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
The firm has been fined a total of €25,000 as well as costs of €8,900 before Judge Rory McCabe.