A man in his 40s has died following a workplace accident in Co Kerry.

The Health and Safety Authority is currently attending a Kerry roadworks site where the fatality, involving one vehicle, occurred.

The R551 road between Ballylongford and Tarbert had been closed for a number of hours this afternoon.

Gardaí were notified of the incident in the north Kerry area just before 2pm.

Three units of the fire brigade were dispatched and the HSA is currently inspecting the scene.

A forensic examination is due to take place and the road remains closed until further notice.