Tributes have been paid to the 34 year old father of three who died following an accident on a building site in Ederney on Friday.

The death of Barry McQuaid, who was from nearby Dromore in County Tyrone, has "shocked and saddened" the community, Sinn Fein Councillor Glenn Campbell has said. 

"It’s such a shock to the community and an awful tragedy for any family to come to terms with. Barry was a very hard working, conscientious young man who was meticulous in everything he did.

"He was well known and highly respected locally. He had a bright future ahead of him and people are struggling to come to terms with the news of his tragic death," he said.

Councillor Campbell described Mr. McQuaid's death as an "unimaginable tragedy."

"But Dromore is a strong and supportive community, and people will rally round to help and support the family at this sad and difficult time.

"On behalf of the local community I’d like to extend sincere condolences to Barry’s wife and family, his parents, grandmother, wider family circle and his many friends, who have been devastated by his untimely death."
A spokeswoman for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service described the man's injuries as "traumatic."
A call was made to the emergency services at 10.39am following the incident on Market Street.
"Two A&E crews were dispatched to the incident. The charity Air Ambulance was also tasked to the scene.
"No one was taken from the scene," said the spokeswoman.
Ulster Unionist MLA Rosemary Barton has offered her condolences.
In a statement, Mrs. Barton said the death was "truly heartbreaking news."
“No family ever wants to receive this devastating news, and my thoughts and prayers go out to them at this difficult time," she said.
Democratic Unionist Councillor David Mahon said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time."
"He was well known to be a honest hard working man and will be sadly missed by his family, friends and work colleagues," he said.

In a statement from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, a spokesman said: "Police attended the sudden death of a man in his 30s at a building site in the Ederney area." 

An investigation has been launched by the Northern Ireland Health and Safety Executive.