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2 fatal farm accidents in less than one week

A male, aged in his 50s, has died following a workplace accident at a farmyard in Co Wexford.

The accident took place on Saturday afternoon, June 24th, 2023.

In a statement to www.thatsfarming.com (That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a workplace accident at a farmyard in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford on Saturday afternoon, June 24th, 2023”.

“A man aged in his 50s sustained fatal injuries as a result of this incident. A file will be prepared for the coroner. The Health and Safety Authority also attended at the scene,” the spokesperson concluded.

Meath farm accident

This was the second farm accident to take place in Ireland last week.

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A male in his thirties died following a workplace accident on a farm in County Meath on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023.

In a statement to www.thatsfarming.com, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí responded to reports of a workplace accident in the Castletown area of Meath shortly after 12.30 pm this afternoon, Tuesday, June 20th, 2023.”

“A man aged in his 30s suffered fatal injuries. The HSA and local coroner have been notified,” the spokesperson added.

Cavan farm incident

Meanwhile, on June 16th, 2023, an incident, involving a male in his 50s, took place on a farm in Co Cavan.

Gardaí from Belturbet and Ballyconnell, combined with their emergency service colleagues in the National Ambulance Service, Irish Air Corp Medi Vac and Cavan Fire Service, responded to reports of a man with “serious injuries” following an incident on June 16th, 2023, in Butlersbridge, Co. Cavan.

According to a statement from Cavan Monaghan Garda Division, a man in his 50s was injured whilst working on his farm, sustaining injuries which required him to be airlifted to Tallaght Hospital.

The spokesperson reported, “that the man is now continuing to recover in hospital”.

Bull attack

Earlier this month, we heard from a Cork dairy and pig farmer who was attacked by a bull on his farm, which you can read via this link.

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