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Body found at Irish waste plant

Attempts are underway in Limerick today to establish the cause of death of a man whose body was discovered in a skip at a Limerick waste facility on Tuesday. It is believed the dead man had been living rough in Limerick city where he had moved in recent days from the Cork area. The mans body was found by workers sorting through waste at the Mr Binman depot at Grange, Co Limerick, some 12 miles outside the city. Gardai (police) said his identity would not be released until his relatives, many of whom live in England, had all been notified. It is understood the deceased had a number of marks on his body, but gardai said they would not be in a position to confirm how he had suffered these injuries until the results of a postmortem were known. A full postmortem is being undertaken today at Dublin City Mortuary. The mans remains were found when workers were separating rubbish that had been deposited by three trucks, which arrived back to the depot earlier in the day. Mr Binman, which won the title of Repak Packaging Recovery Operator of the Year in 2004 and 2005, has some 20,000 customers in the mid-west region alone and critical to the Garda investigation will be determining which truck the dead mans body came in on. The companys chief executive, Martin Sheehan, described the discovery of the body as a very sad situation. He said, One of our workers was transferring the rubbish from where it is tipped into the recycling plant when he thought he saw a body and he stopped what he was doing and called the yard foreman. The Mr Binman facility remained closed yesterday afternoon while gardai carried out technical examinations of the scene, but arrangements were in place to have waste sent elsewhere.

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