Community In Shock After ''Terrible Tragedy" On Laois Golf Course

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A man in his 60's lost his life while mowing Mountrath Golf Course.

The death of a Laois man in a workplace accident yesterday is being described as a "terrible tragedy".

Declan Doocey, aged in his 60s, was injured while carrying out maintenance work at Mountrath Golf Course yesterday morning.

Gardaí are reporting he lost control of a mowing machine.

He was taken to Portlaoise Regional Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Local independent councillor James Kelly says it's a terrible shock to the community:

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