Fatal farm accident in Armagh
There has been a fatal farm accident in Co. Armagh, the Health and Safety Executive of Northern Ireland (HSENI) has confirmed.
The victim was a man believed to be in his 70s. The incident occurred yesterday (Wednesday, March 28) on the Newry road in Mullaghbawn in south Armagh.
As of yet, it is unknown what caused the accident but the HSENI is investigating the incident.
It is believed to be the first fatal farm accident in Northern Ireland this year.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious.”
Tragic death in Kilkenny
Meanwhile, a man in his early 90s died as a result of a farm accident which took place in Co. Kilkenny on March 14.
The elderly man died as a result of injuries sustained when he was attacked by a cow, a spokesperson for An Garda Siochana told AgriLand.
The accident took place at a farm close to Sevensisters, Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny, at approximately 9:15pm that night.
Local reports suggest that the man had been tending to a newborn calf prior to being attacked by the cow.