TWO MEN NOW FIGHTING FOR LIVES AFTER KILLYBEGS TRAWLER ACCIDENT

first_imgThe two men hospitalised after inhaling fumes on a trawler in Killybegs today are now fighting for their lives.Letterkenny General HospitalThe men were cleaning the tanks of the Galway-registered vessel at Killybegs when one fell unconscious.The second man went to help him and was also overcome by the fumes. Local councillor Niamh Kennedy said it is believed the fumes came from stagnant water, with hydrogen sulphide and ammonia being emitted from the dead fish matter on board.“I just hope that they’re both going to be okay. Earlier today they were both critical and one was worse than the other so I’m just waiting for news now,” she said.The men were rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital by a fleet of ambulances under Garda escort.One of the men is understood to be originally from Galway and the other is from outside Ireland – possibly the Philippines. A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) confirmed it is investigating the incident.TWO MEN NOW FIGHTING FOR LIVES AFTER KILLYBEGS TRAWLER ACCIDENT was last modified: August 25th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more