Farm Ireland

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Elderly farmer fatally injured on his farm

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FarmIreland Team

FarmIreland Team

An elderly man has died in a suspected farm accident on a farm in Laois over the weekend.

Garda in Clonaslee are investigating an incident that occurred on a farm in Clonabeg Co Laois on Saturday the July 7 2018.

A male in his 80s was fatally injured on his farm.

The Health and Safety Authority has confirmed that it is carrying out an investigation and a post mortem is due to take place today.

Clonaslee, Co Laois. Google Maps
Clonaslee, Co Laois. Google Maps

It comes following a spate of agricultural accidents involving older people.

Last week a man in his 70s who died following another tragic farming accident in Co Monaghan.

The elderly man fell into a slurry pit on a farm near Threemilehouse.

While, late last month an 80-year-old man died following an incident at a Clogher livestock market.

Meanwhile, over the weekend man in his 20s died after a tractor he was travelling in left the road in County Down.

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