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Galway man recalls horrific farm accident that saw him lose half his leg

'I was caught in the machine for an hour-and-a-half before help arrived'

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Philip O’Connor pictured on his farm near Kinvara, Co Galway. Photo: Hany Marzouk

Philip O’Connor pictured on his farm near Kinvara, Co Galway. Photo: Hany Marzouk

Philip O’Connor pictured on his farm near Kinvara, Co Galway. Photo: Hany Marzouk

Looking back on the day a farm accident changed his life in 2005, beef farmer Philip O'Connor says that cutting corners and rushing jobs was definitely a factor in what unfolded.

"I was doing a load of different things and the clock was dictating the schedule, my head wasn't clear.


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