A four-year-old boy has died after an accident at Hilden Brewery this afternoon.
The police said the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
In a statement, the executive said, “HSENI has been notified of the death of a young child at a commercial premises in the Lisburn area and is investigating the circumstances.”
It added, “We are unable to comment further at this stage except to offer our deepest sympathy to the family.”
SDLP councillor Pat Catney said, “This is an indescribably tragic accident – it is difficult to find the words to convey just how painful this news is.
“I am close friends with the family and have known the little boy his entire life. Oliver was a force of nature – this little blond four year old wonder who enchanted everyone who met him. He was part of the life here at the brewery and I know that the staff are also devastated at his death.
“All I can do now is help his mum, dad and siblings in their time of need. They will be forever in my thoughts and prayers.”
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