Gardai have confirmed that an elderly man has died in a workplace accident in Clare.
The 71 year old man died as the result of crush injuries he received while carrying out maintenance work on a mini digger near his home in the Magherabawn area of Feakle.
Two separate investigations by the Health and Safety Authority and the Gardai are underway into the accident which Gardai say occurred The accident happened sometime between 5pm yesterday and 1.45am this morning
Gardai confirmed they attended the scene where the in his 70s was fatality injured. It is understood the man died in an accident involving a digger.
His body was taken to Limerick University Hospital Limerick for post mortem.
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