Friday 18 August 2017

Farmer dies after falling through roof of cowshed

Emma Jane Hade

Emma Jane Hade

AN investigation has been launched after a farmer died in an accident this afternoon.

The Health and Safety Authority confirmed they were investigating the death of a 69-year-old man who lost his life while working on a farm close to Virginia, Co Cavan.

It is understood that the farmer was working on the roof of a cow shed when he fell through it this afternoon, shortly after 12.30pm.

“We sent inspectors to the scene and an investigation is underway,” the HSA spokesperson told Independent.ie.

Gardai said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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