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Man (70s) dies after tractor overturns in Offaly

A male, aged in his 70s, has died after a tractor overturned on private farmland in the Tinamuck area of Clara, Co. Offaly.

Gardaí are investigating a fatal workplace accident that occurred in Clara, Co. Offaly in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday, August 24th, 2022.

A spokesperson for An Garda Síochána told That’s Farming:

“Gardaí are investigating a fatal workplace accident that occurred in Clara, Co. Offaly in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday, August 24th, 2022.”

“A male, aged in his 70s, was fatally injured when a tractor overturned on private farmland in the Tinamuck area of Clara, Co. Offaly. He was discovered deceased shortly before 5 am this morning.”

“The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination by investigating Gardaí. The Health and Safety Authority have been notified.”

“Gardaí in Tullamore are appealing to anyone who may have been in the Tinamuck area between 5 pm yesterday, Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022, and 5 am this morning, Wednesday, August 24th, 2022, to contact them.”

“Anyone who may have information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 932 7600,” the spokesperson concluded.

Woman dies after being trampled by cattle in field

A woman has died after being trampled by cattle in a field across the waters in Sussex in the UK.

Police are investigating the incident, which occurred at a farm in Billingshurst on Monday, August 22nd, 2022.

Sussex Police are not treating the death as suspicious and have issued an appeal for witnesses.

In a statement to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for Sussex Police said:

“Emergency services responded to concerns for the welfare of a woman seen in a field in Rowner Road at about 11.40 am.”

“Sadly, the 55-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed.”

“The woman had sustained her injuries after being trampled by cattle in the field. Officers are investigating and have appealed for any witnesses in the area at the time to come forward.”

“Information can be reported to Sussex Police online or on 101 and quote serial 577 of 22/08,” the spokesperson concluded.

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