Investigation underway after man killed in tractor accident
A man in his 60s has been killed after the tractor he was driving went off the road and hit a ditch in Co Waterford.
The crash happened yesterday morning at 11.20am in the townland of Ballinageeragh, in Dunhill.
The man was the only person in the green Fendt tractor and there was no other vehicle involved in the incident.
The victim, who was named locally as James Keane, was from Fahafeela in Kilmacthomas.
Gardai at Kill in Co Waterford are investigating the accident.
It comes as a report published today by the ERSI has warned that farmers seeking more help for difficult jobs on the land may be key to reducing the numbers of accidents and deaths in the country’s most dangerous workplaces, experts have warned.
The often solitary profession has seen 138 people killed in farm accidents over the past seven years – this makes farming the most lethal job in the country in terms of lives lost.