Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating the death of a man whose body was found unconscious at an industrial estate on the north side of Cork city this afternoon.

It is understood that the man, who was in his 30s, was working on an embankment at the Kilbarry Industrial Estate when he was found by a work colleague and the alarm was raised.

His body was removed to hospital by ambulance where he was later pronounced dead.

A post mortem will be conducted on the man's body to establish how he died and gardaí have conducted an examination at the scene.