The Health and Safety Authority is investigating a fatal accident at a fish processing plant in Killybegs, Co Donegal.

Gardaí confirmed a 21-year-old man died in the work related accident. They are also investigating the death but details of how the accident happened are not yet known.

Gardaí were alerted to the accident at 3.30pm.

The man's body has been removed to Letterkenny General Hospital for a post-mortem examination. It is understood the man is from the Inver area.

The HSA said the death is the first workplace fatality of 2014.