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Elderly man dies in Laois farm accident

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An elderly farmer was killed in a farm accident over the weekend in Laois, it has been confirmed by An Garda Siochana.

Gardai in Clonaslee are investigating an incident that occurred on a farm in Clonabeg, Co. Laois, on Saturday (July 7), a spokesperson for An Garda Siochana confirmed.

A male in his 80s was fatally injured on his farm.

A post mortem is due to take place today, the garda spokesperson added.

In a statement  An Gardaí Síochána said: “Gardaí in Clonaslee are investigating an incident that occurred on a farm in Clonabeg, Co Laois, on Saturday 7 July 2018. A male in his 80s was fatally injured on his farm. A post mortem is due to take place today.”

Agriland reports it is understood that the accident involved a tractor.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has been notified of the incident.

This is believed to be the fourth farm-related fatality to occur on the island of Ireland in the past week.

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