A man in his 50s who died following a workplace accident at Dublin’s docks has been named locally as Nicholas Collier.

The truck driver died at around 10:30am on Wednesday morning after being hit by another

Trade Union SIPTU has called for immediate action to protect workers following the tragic death of Nicholas, Dublin Live reports.

It’s the seventh workplace death on the docks in the last two years.

Gardai say a file will be prepared for the Coroner’s Court while SIPTU Ports, Docks and Harbour Organiser Jerry Brennan has called for new regulations as tragedies are happening “sickeningly” regularly.

He said: “This tragedy today is the seventh such fatality in port and dock environments across the country in the last 24 months.

“SIPTU is calling for an immediate meeting with the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

He added: “This call to meet with the Minister is also supported by the International Transport Workers’ Federation Inspector for Ireland, Mickey Whelan.

“These tragedies are occurring with frightening and frankly quite sickening regularity.