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Unions call for end to Irish docks ‘carnage’

[ August 19, 2019   //   ]

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the Irish dock workers union SIPTU have called for better protection for workers in Ireland’s ports after 50-year-old truck driver Nick Collier was killed in North Docks at Dublin Port on 14 August. The unions said it was the seventh death of a worker in an Irish port in the past two years.Published reports indicate a refrigeration unit was being loaded onto the back of the driver’s truck when he was struck and killed by another vehicle. Paddy Crumlin, chair of the ITF Dockers’ Section called on the stevedoring industry put an end to the “carnage” on Ireland’s docks and for companies to reassess their working practices and health and safety protections for workers.