A man has been taken to hospital with head injuries after an accident at a county council car park in Co Offaly.

The council worker was among a group of staff working on a damaged street light at Kilbride Plaza in Tullamore when the pole collapsed.

Offaly County Council said it has commenced an investigation into the incident and confirmed an employee of Tullamore Municipal District was injured and is being treated in hospital.

The Health and Safety Authority and the gardaí have been informed.

The street light was being removed because it had previously been damaged when it was struck by a car.