July 14, 2024

Two investigations launched as man (60s) dies in Kilkenny farm accident

Gardai and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have launched separate investigations  into a fatal accident of a man in a farming accident near the village of Kells, in south Kilkenny, yesterday

The dead man is believed to be aged in his 60s and was thought to be repairing a combine harvester which the in cident occured.

Emergency services from Kilkenny City, Gardaí from Thomastown and Callan, were called to the scene.

“Gardaí in Thomastown (attended) the scene of a fatal farm accident that occurred shortly after 3:00pm,” A Garda statement released to KilkennyNow.ie said.

“A man in his mid-60s was fatally injured as he was working on his farm.”

A post mortem on the deceased man will be carried out at University Hospital Waterford.

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