A man who was badly injured in an industrial accident at the Stryker medical technologies plant at Carrigtwohill in Cork two months ago has died from his injuries.
John Murphy (41) sustained extensive burns in the incident while working at the plant at Anngrove on April 18th.
"We are deeply saddened by the news that our Apleona colleague, John Murphy, has passed away," a spokesperson for Stryker said.
"John was a friend to many, as well as a valued colleague, and our sympathies and thoughts are with John's family and everyone who knew him."
The Health and Safety Authority confirmed it had been notified of the development.
It said an investigation, which had already been launched into the accident, is continuing.
SIPTU, which represents staff at the facility, expressed sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of Mr Murphy.
"Our members wish to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mr Murphy," said SIPTU Organiser, Allen Dillon.
"He has been in the thoughts of our members since the serious accident at the Stryker plant last month in which he and a colleague where injured."
"It is with deep regret that we heard the news this morning that his struggle for life has had such a tragic outcome."
Mr Dillon said the outcome of the HSA investigation is awaited.
He added that SIPTU representatives have on a number of occasions sought discussions with the management of the Stryker plant in Carrigtwohill.
Stryker, which employs around 4,000 people at six locations in Cork, established a base in the county in 1998.
Cork is a manufacturing, supply chain and research and development hub for Stryker.
The company also has facilities in Belfast and Limerick.