Farm Ireland

Saturday 24 February 2018

Investigation underway after death of elderly man in suspected farm accident

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Eoghan MacConnell

Investigations are underway following the death of an elderly man in Co Offaly on Wednesday evening.

The man who was in his early 80s was pronounced dead after being discovered on farmland in Coole, Rhode at around 9pm.

It is understood an overturned quad bike was located nearby.

His remains were removed to the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore where a post mortem is expected to take place.

A Health and Safety Authority(HSA) spokesman said an investigation has begun and an inspector is on the way to the scene.

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