Man killed in tractor accident in Co. Sligo

A man has died following a single vehicle crash involving a tractor at Dromore West, Co. Sligo at 2:30pm this afternoon (July 8).

The man in his 70s was pronounced dead at the scene, after his tractor crashed at the above location. The body of the dead man has been removed to Sligo University Hospital, where a post mortem examination will be carried out.

The road at the scene is closed at present to facilitate an examination of the area by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

Separate incident

In other tragic news, a man in his 40s has died following a farm accident in the Derrylin area of Co. Fermanagh.

The incident happened on Thursday, according to reports from the BBC. He died today (Saturday, July 8) in hospital, as a result of his injuries.

The Health and Safety Executive of Northern Ireland (HSENI) is investigating.

In a separate incident, late last month on June 29, a one-year-old child – believed to be a baby boy – was killed following an accident on a farm in the south-east.

That accident happened on a farm near the village of Johnswell in Co. Kilkenny, a Health and Safety Authority (HSA) spokesperson told AgriLand.

Members of An Garda Siochana were called to the scene at around 3:20pm that day. An investigation is being carried out by the HSA.

On June 27, a farmer in his 50s sadly passed away after he was reportedly knocked into a slurry pit.

The accident is believed to have taken place at about 7:20pm that evening on a farm in the Labasheeda area of west Co. Clare. It is believed the man was knocked into the slurry pit by his tractor and slurry tanker.

Ambulances, the fire service and Gardai from Kilrush attended the accident. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, before being removed to Limerick Regional Hospital.

Both the Gardai and the HSA are investigating that tragic accident. It appears that the deceased was offloading slurry from the tractor and tanker combination when it rolled back and hit him, a HSA spokesperson told AgriLand.

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