A mother-of-four who was helping an elderly neighbour landscape her garden was crushed to death when a dumper truck she was driving fell on top of her.
Bridget Curley, a nurse agedin her 30s, was moving earth on a sloping garden inDollis Hill, north west London, on Monday morning when the machinery she was driving tipped over on top of her.
She had been helping to build a ramp for the neighbouring property owned by her mother-in-law when the accident occurred.
Emergency services, including the London Air Ambulance, were called to the scene and treated Ms Curley,whose parents hail from Co. Kerry, and she was taken to a north London hospital where she died a short a time later.
A relative of her husband told the Evening Standard: She put light in a room when she came in. She was a great mum. She had four children and she doted on her children, all girls from teenagers down to one year.
She had a great personality. We are all devastated. Her husband is in total shock. I have spoken to him.
"She was born in London but her family were originally from Kerry in Ireland," he said.
The Roads and Transport Policing Command with support from the Health and Safety Executives Office are carrying out an investigation into the incident,Met Police said.
A spokesman said: The incident is not being treated as suspicious and there have been no arrests. Officers are working to establish the full circumstances of what happened.
MsCurley is survived by her husband, who is from Co Mayo, and four daughters.