Terex worker laid to rest

Stevie McTeague
Stevie McTeague

The 51-year-old father-of-two who died following an incident at Terex Finlay was laid to rest following Requiem Mass in Loughmacrory on Wednesday.

Stevie McTeague passed away in hospital after sustaining fatal injuries when he became trapped under machinery on Thursday, (July 14.

He had just moved to the Loughmacrory area with his family – wife Helen and children Conor and Ryan - six months ago.

He was from Omagh.

Mr McTeague was laid to rest following Requiem Mass at the Church of St Mary, Loughmacrory. Parish priest Fr Thomas Mallon spoke of a man who enjoyed time with his sons at Omagh Golf Club, and who had a huge passion for photography.

Police confirmed that Mr McTeague was working at premises in Killyclogher when the incident occurred. A spokesman added that a post mortem examination would be carried out in due course.

Mr McTeague’s family described him as a “beloved husband and devoted father” in a family notice, while tributes have also come in from others who knew him.

Omagh and District Snooker League posted on Facebook: “The committee and members of Omagh and District Snooker wish to offer our condolences to the McTeague family and wider circle on the tragic death of Stevie, who was a member of our league from a very young age. ”

In a statement to the Mail, Terex Finlay said: “We are very sad to confirm that our colleague, Steven McTeague passed away in hospital In Enniskillen on Saturday, July 16, following an accident at the site. Our concern at this moment is for the family, friends and colleagues.

“We are working with internal and external experts to investigate the root cause of this tragic accident,” said a spokesman.

A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said it is “investigating a workplace incident at business premises in the Omagh area on July 14”.