Probe after man dies at Portadown electricity sub-station

Tributes have been paid to a NI man who died at an electricity sub station in Portadown.
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Richard Scott, aged 33 from Castledawson, died in an incident at the Drumnakelly Main Substation on the Mahon Road yesterday (Wednesday).

Paul Stapleton, Managing Director at NIE Networks said; “It is with great sadness that I can confirm an incident at Drumnakelly Main Substation yesterday resulted in the fatality of one of our colleagues, Richard Scott.

“We have been speaking with Richard’s family over the last 24 hours and our deepest sympathies are with them at this incredibly difficult time.

Tributes paid to Richard Scott who has died in a work related accident.Tributes paid to Richard Scott who has died in a work related accident.
Tributes paid to Richard Scott who has died in a work related accident.

“Richard was a highly respected member of our team and his loss will be felt deeply across NIE Networks.

Investigations by both the Health and Safety Executive and NIE Networks are underway into the circumstances of the incident.”

Mr Scott was also a well known football referee.

The head of refereeing with the Irish Football Association, Trevor Moutray, also paid tribute to Mr Scott.

“Richard was an experienced assistant referee, who officiated in the Premier Intermediate League and the Championship,” he said.

“He gave a number of loyal years to refereeing and will be sorely missed across the refereeing community. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family at this difficult time.”

A funeral notice said Mr Scott died as the result of an accident.

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