Sunday 25 September 2016

Farmer dies after quad bike accident on Meath farm

Published 06/05/2016 | 14:05

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A farmer has died after a quad bike accident in Co Meath.

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The man, who is in his 70s, was discovered at 9.30pm last night submerged in water on farmlands at Ballinderry, Enfield Co Meath.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Navan Morgue where a post-mortem will take place today.

The scene has been preserved and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has been notified.

It is the second death on Irish farms this week and the fifth this year.

On bank Holiday Monday John O'Connor (65) was adjusting the stabilising bars at the rear of his tractor when it rolled back and killed him.

His wife and daughter raised the alarm when he failed to appear for breakfast.

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