Farm Ireland

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Double farm fatality - men in 20s and 70s die in separate farming accidents

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Margaret Donnelly

Margaret Donnelly

Two men have died in separate farm accidents in Wexford and Offaly this morning.

The Health and Safety Authority has confirmed that a man in his 20s died on a farm at Moneyribbin, Co. Wexford, when a quad bike overturned when he was working on his father's farm.

It also confirmed that a farmer in his 70s died in a separate accident on a farm outside Birr, Co Offaly in a farming accident that involved a tractor. A HSA spokesperson confirmed that the accident on a farm at Fivealley.

This brings to four the number of deaths on Irish farms to date this year. A farmer in Roscommon died this weekend when he sustained head injuries in another farming accident.

Earlier this year an elderly man died in Co Wexford when working with farm machinery.

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