Shell assurance on tunnel alarm

Shell E&P Ireland has said today that it is investigating the circumstances around the activation of a safety alarm in the Corrib tunnel at Aughoose in north Mayo last Monday.

The company halted tunneling work and evacuated workers as a precautionary measure when the alarm sounded at 5.45 pm.

Fire services were called to the Aughoose site.

After a full inspection of the tunnel, work resumed at 11 am on Tuesday morning.

A company spokesperson said an internal investigation is now underway as to the cause of the alarm sounding.

 

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