Separate farm accidents claim the lives of two farmers

Two farmers have lost their lives in separate farm accidents over the weekend, a spokesperson for An Garda Siochana has confirmed to AgriLand.

Both men were making repairs to buildings following damage caused by Ex-Hurricane Ophelia and Storm Brian.

Gardai in Clonakilty, Co. Cork, are investigating the sudden death of a man in his early 50s. The victim, named as Conor Lordan from Enniskeane, fell from a teleporter earlier today (October 22); he was trying to repair damage to the roof of a cow shed.

The incident occurred at a farm in Kilcarriffe at approximately 1:00pm this afternoon. The body of the man has been removed to Cork University Hospital (CUH), where a post mortem is expected to be carried out on Monday.

Yesterday (October 21), a man in his 70s lost his life when he fell from a ladder. The man had been carrying out repairs to his farm shed in Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:30pm and Gardai in Bray, Co. Wicklow, are investigating. His body was removed to the mortuary at St. Columcilles Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin, where a post mortem will take place. The HSA has been notified and investigations are ongoing.

Earlier this week, three people were killed due to the severe impact of Ex-Hurricane Ophelia. On Monday (October 15), a man died after the car he was driving was struck by a falling tree in Dundalk, Co. Louth.

Earlier, that same day, a young man in his early 30s was killed while clearing a fallen tree with a chainsaw in Cahir, Co. Tipperary. In addition, a woman died after her car was also hit by a falling tree in Aglish, Co. Waterford.