A male, in his 70s, has died in hospital following a workplace incident on a farm in Co Donegal.
The incident occurred shortly before midday yesterday (Sunday, November 20th, 2022).
Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:
“Gardaí are investigating a fatal workplace incident that occurred on a farm near Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, at approximately 11.25am on Sunday, November 20th 2022.”
“A man in his late 70s was removed from the scene to Letterkenny University Hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Investigations are ongoing,” the spokesperson concluded.
Man airlifted after cow escapes from mart
Meanwhile, over the weekend we reported that an elderly male has been airlifted to hospital after he was attacked by a cow which had escaped from a livestock mart.
The incident occurred across the waters in Wales on Saturday, November 19th, 2022.
Shortly after 10 am, Dyfed-Powys Police received reports that an animal had escaped from Whitland Mart
Police were informed that “a cow was dangerously out of control”.
“The cow made its way to the centre of the village. It came across an elderly man in North Road, where it attacked and trampled him, causing serious injury,” a police spokesperson explained in a statement.
The man was conveyed by air ambulance to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
“The cow then went on the rail track in the area, and trains had to be put on stop to “mitigate the danger to them”, the police spokesperson added.
They continued: “Eventually, it made its way to a field, where every effort was made to safely contain it in consultation with the owner.
“Unfortunately, all attempts failed, and due to the danger posed by the animal, it was humanely dispatched with the consent of the owner.”
According to the police spokesperson, the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
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