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Man dies in accident at Co Armagh electricity sub-station

Health and Safety Executive and NIE Networks are investigating the incident

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A man has died at an electricity sub-station in County Armagh.

The Health and Safety Executive has confirmed the death – which happened on Wednesday morning – and is investigating the incident.

NIE Networks is also investigating and has expressed condolences to the family of the deceased.

The incident happened at the sub-station at Drumnakelly on the Mahon Road in Portadown.

The man who died has been named locally as Richard Scott.

The 33-year-old, from Castledawson, was a local football referee and tributes have been paid after the tragic loss.

Trevor Moutray, of the Irish Football Association Referees, paid tribute to “one of our refereeing family, Richard Scott, as a result of an accident in work”.

Posting on social media, he wrote: “Difficult to rationalise or explain, as I received an e-mail just last night from Richard to say that he was unable to attend fitness tests next week as he was on call in work. And 24 hours later this tragic news emerges.

“Richard will be remembered as one of the characters within our ranks. He gave a number of years of excellent service to the local game as an Assistant Referee, and his experience was rewarded with a number of high profile appointments during this time, including national finals.

“The thoughts of the IFA’s refereeing family are with the Scott family and close friends at this very tragic time.”

Funeral arrangements have yet to be finalised.

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