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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Tractor and slurry tanker overturn

A tractor with a slurry tanker (with a load of slurry) overturned in the UK yesterday (August 3rd).

As a result of the incident, police closed the B3274 in Cornwall shortly after 5pm.

Firefighters and police arrived at the scene to find a tractor and the slurry tankers lying on its side.

According to reports, the tractor driver walked away uninjured.

Tractor and slurry tanker overturns

A spokesperson from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said:

“Crews from Padstow Community Fire Station are in attendance at a road traffic collision involving a tractor and slurry trailer on its side.”

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“The crew worked with the farmer, Devon & Cornwall Police and Highways to resolve the incident.”

The farmer is not reported to have sustained any injuries in the incident.

Secure loads

Meanwhile, across the waters, An Garda Síochána has reminded tractor drivers hauling bales to ensure loads are tightly secured.

The appeal comes following an incident on the periphery of Portlaoise on Monday, August 2nd.

In a post on social media on Tuesday, August 3rd, a spokesperson for Garda Síochána Laois/Offaly said:

“Not long before our colleagues were dealing with the fatal road collision on the M7/M8 motorways yesterday evening, they were dealing with the aftermath of an unsecured load on the periphery of Portlaoise.”

#FarmSafetyWeek2021 includes road safety. Secure your load. If the load is too much, have the cop on to split it and make another run.”

Man (70s) dies in Westmeath

Meanwhile, a tractor driver (70s) has died in a single-vehicle collision in Co Westmeath.

The fatal road traffic crash occurred on Monday, August 2nd, 2021.

Gardaí attended the scene of the single-vehicle road traffic collision involving a tractor on the R389, Mullingar Road, Kilbeggan.

The driver, a male in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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