Man killed in farm accident in Co. Longford
Investigations have begun into a fatal farm accident that occurred in Co. Longford yesterday, Thursday, May 28.
A man believed to be in his 50s was killed in an accident on a farm to the east of the county.
Confirming the news to AgriLand, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:
A man in his 50s has died following an incident on a farmyard in the Colehill area of Co. Longford at approximately 6:00pm on Thursday, May 28.
“The man was pronounced dead at the scene and was removed to Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, where a post-mortem will take place at a later date.
“The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the local coroner have been notified. Enquiries are ongoing,” the representative said.
A spokesperson for the HSA said: “The HSA is aware of the incident and has launched an investigation.”
This is the latest farm fatality in what has been a dangerous month for farming communities across the country, with several farm-related incidents.
The country’s farm and contractor organisations, as well as the HSA, have appealed to farmers to be extra vigilant on farms at this busy time of year.