Tributes paid to Gerry Bradley

Gerry Bradley ''Pic taken from Facebook '''
Gerry Bradley ''Pic taken from Facebook '''

Tributes have been paid to the local man who died in an industrial accident in Australia.

Gerry Bradley, from Macosquin and Joseph McDermott from Omagh were killed at a site they were working at in Perth.

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Both men were in their 20s.

Fr Brendan Mulhall, parish priest of St Malachy’s in Coleraine, said he had spoken to relatives of Mr Bradley.

“It goes without saying that they’re devastated, but they are aware and thankful for the support of so many people who have been expressing their sympathy and condolence,” he said.

“I’ve heard so many things about him today and all of them positive.

“He was a very popular, kind, caring, generous young man with a great future ahead of him, and it’s just so sad that this has been snuffed out by this awful tragedy.”

The firm in charge of the site, Jaxon, said that their thoughts and condolences were with the relatives and friends of the two dead men.

It is believed the men were trapped under a large concrete slab which came off a lorry as a crane attempted to remove other slabs.

The construction site on Bennett Street in the city was closed following the incident and the local coroner has taken control.