Pomeroy man dies in accident at Dungannon business premises


A man died in an accident at a business premises in the Dungannon area on Tuesday has been described as “a true gentleman”.

He was Paul Colhoun, originally from Ballygawley, and was understood to be aged in his 40s.

Police said they received a report of the sudden death of a man and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating.

Barrett’s Concrete, where the accident happened, was closed on Wednesday as a mark of respect.

A spokesman for the firm said: “The management and staff of Barrett’s Concrete have been numbed by the sudden passing of an esteemed colleague and lifelong friend.

“Paul has been a valued colleague for a number of years and fondly thought of as one of the family. Words cannot describe the sadness that has overcome this close-knit family business. To his wife Marie, to his children and his pride and joy, brothers, sisters and extended family our sincerest and deepest sympathies are extended on the sudden passing of a true gentleman.”

A HSENI spokesperson said: “Our deepest sympathies are with the family at this most difficult time.”

DUP councillor Roger Burton said it was a tragedy.

He said: “You go out in the morning, and never know what will befall you during the day.”