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Man (60s) dies in Kerry farm accident

A man (60s) has died following a farm accident in Co Kerry.

The accident occurred in the Currow area of the county shortly after midday yesterday (Thursday, June 2nd, 2022).

Kerry farm accident

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

“Gardaí attended the scene of a fatal workplace accident that occurred in the Currow area of County Kerry at approximately 12:20 pm on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022.”

“A man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has since been removed to University Hospital Kerry. A postmortem will be conducted at a later date.”

“The Health and Safety Authority has been notified. Investigations are ongoing,” the spokesperson concluded.

Encircle programme

In other news, last month, we reported that Embrace FARM has launched its new EIP-funded Encircle programme.

It will offer one-to-one support for individuals and families after a farm accident, suspected suicide, sudden trauma, or fatal illness.

The Encircle programme will offer support to farmers and farm families through a nationwide panel of professional mentors.

It encompasses the full spectrum of financial, agri, legal and emotional issues that individuals and families contend with in the aftermath of these sudden situations.

A dedicated operational group has developed the Embrace FARM-led programme.

Its panel of experts include:

  • Agricultural Solicitors;
  • Agricultural Consultants Association;
  • IFAC;
  • Rural Support;
  • HSE National Office of Suicide Prevention.

They aim to cater to the many complex issues facing families and individuals in the aftermath of a farm accident or suspected suicide.

According to HSA findings, over 200 farm-related deaths have occurred in Ireland over the last decade. The safety watchdog recorded 113 serious accidents last year alone.

Embrace FARM will continue to offer its peer-to-peer support services in conjunction with the Encircle Programme.

Its annual ecumenical Remembrance Service takes place in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, on Sunday, June 26th, 2022.

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