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Man (43) dies in Co Kerry farming accident

By Margaret Donnelly

Published 13/11/2016

Garda officers have started an investigation after a man was in a farming accident in Co Kerry
Garda officers have started an investigation after a man was in a farming accident in Co Kerry

A 43-year-old man has died in a farming accident in Co Kerry - the second farming death in less in two weeks in the county.

The accident occurred at approximately 4pm on Saturday near Farronfore, Co Kerry.

It is understood that the man was removing a hedgecutter from a tractor when the accident happened.

The 43-year-old was taken to University Hospital Kerry and a post mortem is due to be carried out on the body.

Both the Gardai and Health and Safety Authority are carrying out an investigation of the incident.

This is the second farm death to happen in Kerry in recent weeks.

Less than two weeks ago a 70-year-old farmer died in Lixnaw.

Farmers are eight times more likely to die in a farm accident than any other occupation and figures from the Health and Safety Authority show that working with machinery and animals are the two main causes of deaths on Irish farms.

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