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Man (60s) dies on Cork farm

A man has died following an accident on a farm in Co Cork.

The incident occurred in Drimoleague yesterday afternoon (Thursday, March 3rd, 2022).

Cork farm accident 

Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí and emergency services attended a fatal workplace accident in Drimoleague in Cork yesterday, March 3rd, 2022.”

“At approximately 3.30pm, the body of a man (60s) was located on a farm in the area.”

“The body of the man was removed from the scene to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place in due course.”

“The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will now conduct an investigation,” the spokesperson concluded.

Woman dies on Laois farm

In January, we reported that a woman (60s) died following an accident on a farm in Co Laois.

The fatal workplace accident took place in the Portlaoise area of the county on Monday, January 31st, 2022.

In a statement to That’s Farming on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal workplace accident that occurred at a farm in the Portlaoise area of County Laois on the evening of Monday, January 31st, 2022.”

“A woman in her 60s was fatally injured during this incident and pronounced dead at the scene. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have been notified,” the spokesperson added.

Psychologist conducting ‘first of its kind’ farm accident survivors study

Last month, we reported that psychologist, Michelle O’Loughlin, is recruiting for a study she is undertaking this spring on the experiences of farm accident survivors.

She is particularly interested in speaking to farmers who survived a traumatic farming accident and required lower limb amputation(s).

O’Loughlin aims to highlight the “valuable” experiences of farm accident survivors.

Stemming from that, she also hopes that findings will enhance services, supports and policies that impact farm accident survivors.

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