Elderly man dies in farming accident, another pensioner also dies in workplace
A man in his 80s has died in a farming accident, which occurred in Co Wexford on Monday morning, while another pensioner has also died following a separate incident at his workplace.
The Wexford accident happened near Adamstown, New Ross on Monday and a spokesperson confirmed that Gardaí at Duncannon attended the scene of an accident at approximately 11.20am.
The accident, which is understood to have involved a tractor, occurred at a farm in The Boola, Adamstown.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene and brought to Waterford University Hospital.
He is said to have been a member of an extensive farming family in the Adamstown area.
A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out and the scene at the farm has been preserved.
It is the first farming accident of 2017 and one of two workplace fatalities to occur today.
In a separate incident, a 74-year-old man died following a workplace accident at Corby Rock Mill near Monaghan town on Monday.