Sunday 25 September 2016

Man (19) killed in farming accident

Geraldine Gittens

Published 04/10/2015 | 09:28

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

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

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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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