Septuagenarian dies in farm accident in Tipperary

Septuagenarian dies in farm accident in Tipperary
Septuagenarian dies in farm accident in Tipperary

An Garda Síochána have confirmed they are investigating a fatal incident which occurred at a farm in County Tipperary last night (Wednesday August 31).

A man in his 60s has been pronounced dead following the incident which happened around 6.40pm in Inch, Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary.

Gardaí confirmed that the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) had been notified and investigations were ongoing. In a statement to Agriland, a spokesperson said:

“Gardaí is investigating a fatal workplace incident at a farm in Inch, Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary, at approximately 6.40pm yesterday, August 31, 2022.

“A man, aged around 70, was pronounced dead. The Health Safety Authority has been notified. Investigations are ongoing. »

An HSA spokesperson also confirmed they were aware of the death and said investigations were ongoing. He added that, as with all incidents like this, he cannot provide any further comment.

It is the second farm-related death in 24 hours after gardaí confirmed the death of a man in his 60s in Bunclody, Co. Wexford yesterday.

Prior to this, another such incident was confirmed after a man in his 60s was fatally injured at a farm in the Tinamuck area of ​​Clara Co. Offaly when a tractor overturned .

He was found shortly before 5am last Wednesday (August 24), meaning there have been three farm-related deaths in the past week. Following the discovery of the man’s body, the scene was kept for technical examination.

In another tragic incident earlier this month, the community of Ballingare in County Roscommon was left in shock after a toddler was killed in a road collision involving a jeep.

A 21-month-old boy was hit by the jeep shortly before 9am. He received treatment at the scene but was later pronounced dead.

It is understood the boy and his family are from the UK and were on holiday in the area.

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