Updated: 14/09/17 : 07:07:31
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Man (20) dies in Monaghan mushroom farm

A man in his 20s has died after collapsing on a mushroom farm in Co Monaghan. He has been named locally as Gary Askin (29).

Two other men were taken to Cavan General Hospital suffering from breathing difficulties.

Emergency services were called to the business on the outskirts of Emyvale shortly after 8pm last night.

It is not known what caused the man's death, but it is believed he may have been overcome by toxic fumes.

He reportedly collapsed while working in a grow house yesterday and was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has been removed to the Cavan hospital where a post-mortem examination will take place this morning, Thursday.

The Gardaí have confirmed that the area is sealed off pending a technical examination by Garda Crime Scene Examiners.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have been notified and are expected at the scene this morning.