Press Release

SIPTU expresses condolences on death of young worker at Dublin Port

Date Released: 17 May 2021

SIPTU members have expressed their deepest condolences to the family of nineteen-year old, Matthew Grimes, who died while working at Dublin Port on Saturday, 15th May.

SIPTU Transport Division Organiser, Karan O Loughlin said: “Our members wish to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mr Grimes.  Unfortunately, a tragic death like this is not an uncommon occurrence. Five workers have died, and others have been seriously injured, in various ports around Ireland, including in Dublin Port, since 2018. 

“While the circumstances of this tragedy have yet to be investigated, it highlights once more the potential dangers facing workers in the ports. It is now essential that the Government introduces stronger and mandatory safe working standards for all workers in our ports and docks. Our thoughts are with the family of this young man who so tragically lost his life in his workplace.” 


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