Body recovered from Co Tipperary mine

Sunday 07 April 2013 07.22
Mario Francis died in a rock fall at Lisheen Mine on Thursday
Mario Francis died in a rock fall at Lisheen Mine on Thursday

The body of a miner who was killed while working underground at Lisheen Mine in Co. Tipperary has been recovered.

The remains of Mario Francis were brought to the surface at 11.30pm.

He was killed when a roof of a tunnel collapsed on Thursday.

His body has been taken to Limerick General Hospital, where it is expected that a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

A Health and Safety Authority investigation into the incident is continuing.