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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Investigations launched after man (70s) dies in farming accident

Margaret Donnelly

Margaret Donnelly

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A man in his 70s has died following an accident on a farm near Cullen, outside Tipperary town.

Gardai and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are investigating the incident which happened just ofter 4pm on Monday. The man is understood to have been working underneath a 4x4 on the farm.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and was taken to Waterford University Hospital. This is the 19th death on Irish farms this year.

In recent weeks an 83-year-old man Tom Hales died when his quad bike overturned in Cork. A man in his 60s died in Carlow while working on a trench and a 43-year-old man died in Kerry when working with machinery.

Figures from the Health and Safety Authority show that machinery is the single biggest cause of farm deaths in Ireland.

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