Tragic accident

The community of Aughnasheelin is in shock at the sudden death of Owen Collins following an accident last Saturday.

The community of Aughnasheelin is in shock at the sudden death of Owen Collins following an accident last Saturday.

The 61 year old, who has lived and worked as a timber contractor in the area for six years, died after sustaining injuries after a large trailer fell onto him on September 14 at approximately 6.30pm.

It is understood Mr Collins was working with a log splitter on a trailer attached to his jeep when the trailer jack-knifed and he was caught underneath.

Mr Collins died not far from his home at Miskawn, Aughansheelin. His body was taken to Sligo General Hospital for a post mortem exam. The Health and Safety Authority have been notified.

Mr Collins has been described as a “carefuland skilled man” who gave a great service to the area.

His remains are reposing at St Patrick’s Hospital Chapel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday, September 19 from 6pm to 8pm. Burial will be in England. Sympathy is extended to his wife Jenny, sons, daughters and family.