Saturday 29 April 2017

Man (19) killed in farming accident

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating the incident.
Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating the incident.

Geraldine Gittens

A young man has died in an accident at a farm in Co Offaly.

The 19-year-old man was killed while working with a tractor and trailer on land near Derryarkin, Rhode yesterday.

The accident occurred around 4.30pm yesterday.

The man's body has been taken to Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore where a postmortem will be carried out.

Inspectors from the Health and Safety Authority visited the scene yesterday to investigate the circumstances of the incident. Gardai are also carrying out an investigation.

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