Page last updated at 11:16 GMT, Monday, 30 March 2009 12:16 UK

Man killed in DIY store accident

B&Q store
The accident happened at a B&Q store in Dublin

A man has been killed in an accident at a B&Q store in Dublin.

It is understood the man, in his late 50s, died when an item fell from a shelf at the DIY store in Tallaght at about 1430 BST on Sunday.

The Health and Safety Authority and Irish police are investigating the incident and the store remains closed.

Director of B&Q Ireland Brian Mooney said the store team were devastated, adding: "Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the deceased".

"We are working with the HSA and Garda Síochána on a thorough investigation to understand how this tragic accident happened and our store will remain closed whilst this is under way," he said.

Irish police have confirmed that they are also involved in the investigation.

B&Q has nine stores in Ireland. The Tallaght store opened in October 2003.

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