Fatal farm accident in Co. Meath

A man has died on a farm in Co. Meath following an accident yesterday, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has confirmed.

The man, who was in his 70s, is believed to have been killed on a potato farm in Meath after being hit by a teleporter, according to a (HSA) spokesperson.

The HSA currently has an investigator at the scene of the accident; no other information is available at this time.

This is the third farm death of 2018; On February 1, a man was killed in an accident on a farm in Co. Tipperary.

The accident occurred on a holding near Clogheen, to the south of the county.

It is believed that the man was loading bales prior to the accident occurring. However, no confirmation has been given – as yet – by the HSA that this was a work-related incident.

It’s thought the man was in his 60s.

On Sunday, January 21, a teenager died after falling from a tractor on a farm.

The accident took place near Boulaglass, Newtown, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary – which is located close to the border with Co. Clare.

Last year, out of a total of 47 workplace deaths, 24 farmers died in work-related accidents – with 14 being aged 65 or older.