Thursday 21 September 2017

Farmer dies after becoming trapped in water tank in freak accident

Templeudigan in Co Wexford, close to where the accident happened. Photo: Google Maps
Templeudigan in Co Wexford, close to where the accident happened. Photo: Google Maps
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A FARMER has died after becoming trapped in a water container in a freak accident.

John Pollard (42) was discovered trapped inside a water container in an out-shed on his farm in Ballywilliam, Co Wexford on Saturday morning.

It is believed that a hose became detached from the container, which the farmer used to hose down equipment, and that he fell into it and became trapped while trying to reattach it.

The dairy farmer was described as ‘one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet’ by neighbours to The Star.

Gardai are investigating the incident – however it is believed they are treating it as a tragic accident.

The Health and Safety Authority are also investigating the incident.

Mr Pollard’s funeral is due to take place on Wednesday, in St Anne’s Church in Killann.

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