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Saturday 23 August 2014

Man (27) who died in farming accident was due to be married in November

Brendan Furlong

Published 14/05/2014 | 17:53

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A 27-year-old man due to be married in November has died following an accident on a farm in South Wexford.

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The man from Taghmon, Co. Wexford, was found dead by his father in the farmyard as the result of a silage bailer accident.

He was a well-known farmer in the locality and was looking forward to his wedding in November.

He was carrying out work on a silage bailer on the family farm when the accident happened and he was fatally injured.

The man was discovered by the silage bailer at around 4pm yesterday afternoon and emergency services were alerted.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and the body was removed to Waterford Regional Hospital where a Post Mortem examination was carried out.

Gardai are treating the man’s death as a tragic accident, and will prepare a file on the accident for an inquest at a coroner’s court.

The Health and Safety Authority is also investigating the tragedy.

The small rural parish of Taghmon was stunned on hearing of the latest farming tragedy.

One neighbour said: "He came from a very quiet family with a strong farming background.  While not involved in the GAA in the parish he was well known and respected as was the entire family.  It’s a terrible tragedy for the family. All we can do is offer our sympathy and support at this very sad time."

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