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Thursday 14 December 2017

Farmer killed in accident involving tractor is named locally

Man in his sixties named locally as Cyril Kiernan

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Jane O'Faherty

A man in his 60s has died in an accident involving a tractor in Co. Cavan.

The farmer, who has been named locally as Cyril Kiernan, died at a residence in Killydoon.

It is believed he was carrying out maintenance on the tractor between 8am and 11am on Thursday morning.

Local gardai and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating the incident.

The scene has been preserved, but the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Gardai say they will continue to investigate for the purpose of the coroner’s court inquiry.

A spokesperson for the HSA said it believed Mr Kiernan had been alone when the accident occurred.

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