Young boy injured in farm accident in midlands

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Eoghan MacConnell

A young boy was seriously injured in an accident on a farm in Co Laois yesterday. 

It’s understood the 6-year-old boy was injured in an accident involving a vehicle on Thursday at 4.30pm. 

The matter is being investigated by Gardaí in Abbeyleix. Gardai said that they are “investigating a farm accident that occurred at approx 4.30pm on Thursday. They said a 6-year-old boy was seriously injured on a farm in Rathdowney and removed to hospital.  

The boy is said to be in a stable condition at Tallaght Hospital and the Garda investigation is ongoing. 

The Health and Safety Authority(HSA) said they have not yet been notified about the incident.

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