A 43-year-old man has died in a workplace accident in Co Meath.

It is understood a large steel gate fell on the security guard behind the Navan Retail Park on the Athboy Road.

Emergency services were alerted at around 6.30am.

The man's body was removed to Our Lady's Hospital Navan where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

The delivery area where the incident occurred has been sealed off for a technical examination.

Gardaí say they are treating the man's death as a workplace accident.

Investigators from the Health and Safety Authority also attended the scene.