A man has died in a work place accident in Co Limerick.

The man, believed to be in his 60s, was found dead at a garage on the Newport Road, near Annagh yesterday evening.

The incident is thought to have occurred when the cab of a truck fell on the man, who was working as a mechanic in the garage.

Trucks, tractors and other commercial vehicles are serviced and repaired at the facility.

The alarm was raised shortly after 9.30pm.

Emergency services were called, and paramedics attended to the victim, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem is due to be carried out at University Hospital Limerick.

Gardaí in Newport and Nenagh are investigating and the Health and Safety Authority has been notified.