Tributes were paid to a man who died after falling from a roof at a farm in Bruree on Tuesday afternoon.
He died, a single local man in his late 50s who was an experienced roofer and steelworker. He was working in a shed on the farm at the time of the accident and is believed to have fallen about 30 feet. around 3pm on December 13th.
He was known locally as Pat Cotter, 58, from Rockhill in Buree in Limerick. His company, well-known in the area, specializes in roofing and steel construction. The family is also involved in the tire business in the area.
In a statement, Gardai said: “A man in his 50s has been pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to Limerick University Hospital where an autopsy will take place at a later date. The Health and Safety Agency has been notified,” the spokesman said.
The residents of the farm at the time valiantly tried to save the man, calling emergency services and neighbors and getting a defibrillator. A neighbor said: “It’s very sad. He’s very well known, very popular. There’s no good time of year for this, but the run-up to Christmas is always particularly sad. He would have been caught very well on the spot,” he said.
Local TD Richard O’Donoghue (indp) extended his condolences to Pat’s family. He says Pat is extremely talented: “Pat was an amazing craftsman, he could design and build farm sheds, incredible skills. My deepest condolences to his family, God bless his soul.”
https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/news/farming-news/tributes-to-roofer-who-died-in-limerick-farm-accident-42219980.html Tributes to the roofer who died in an accident on a Limerick farm