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Father-of-two (30s) dies in farm accident

A farm accident in Co Cavan has claimed the life of a man in his late 30s.

The incident occurred in Shercock on Monday morning (October 11th, 2021).

Cavan farm accident

In a statement to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí in Shercock were alerted to an incident on Monday, October 11th, 2021 at approximately 9.30 pm in Shercock, Co.Cavan.”

“Upon arrival of Gardaí, a man (late 30s) was located deceased at the location. The man’s body was later removed to the mortuary at Cavan General Hospital to allow for a post-mortem to take place.”

“The Health and Safety Authority has been notified and will conduct their own investigations.”

The married father-of-two has been named as Tommy Feeney, originally from Donegal and late of Co Monaghan.

Man dies in hospital days after a slurry-related incident

A man has died in hospital following a farm accident in Northern Ireland.

The incident occurred in the Tassagh Road area, outside Keady in Armagh, when he was mixing slurry.

In a statement on Wednesday, October 6th a spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said:

“A man has died in hospital today following an incident at a farm in the Keady area on Saturday, September 25th.”

“The death is not being treated as suspicious, and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the NI Ambulance Service added:

“The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 3.02 pm on Saturday, September 25th, following reports of an incident in the Tassagh Road area of Keady.”

“NIAS despatched one emergency crew and one HART Officer and one Rapid Response Paramedic to the scene. The charity Air Ambulance with HEMs crew on board was also tasked to the incident.”

“Following assessment and initial treatment, one patient was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast,” the spokesperson concluded.

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