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Shock as Dromore man dies after fall

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THE Health and Safety Executive is investigating the death of a Dromore window cleaner who was killed at his work yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

The man has been named locally as Patrick Garrity, who was aged in his early 50s. It is understood the long established window cleaner fell off a ladder and was killed instantly as he worked at a house on the Long Hill Road, Dromore. Mr Garrity was a single man who had three brothers.

Offering her sympathy to his family, local councillor Ann Quinn said the community was “devastated”.

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“Patrick was a real gentlemen, very quiet and reserved,” she said.

“He cared for his sick mother until her death a few years ago. He had built up a good window cleaning round and was very well known and popular. I spoke to people in the town, and they cannot believe this has happened to Patrick. They are devastated. He was a lovely man and my sympathy goes out to his family.”

A spokesperson for Health and Safety Executive confirmed, “We have been made aware of an incident and are investigating. Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.”

Police have also stated they are aware of Mr Garrity’s death and said it is not being treated as suspicious.

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