Two men die following separate workplace accidents on farms

One man died in a quad bike accident in Wexford, while another man died after being hit by a tractor in Offaly

Two men die following separate workplace accidents on farms

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Two men have died in separate workplace accidents on farms today.

A man in his 20s died on his father's farm in County Wexford when his quad bike overturned and went into a drain.

Separately, a farmer in his 70s was killed in Birr, Co Offaly when he was struck by a tractor.

The Health and Safety Authority is investigating both incidents.

Sinn Féin Agriculture spokesperson Martin Kenny TD expressed sympathy to the families of the two men.

He said: “I am shocked to hear of two more farm fatalities today, following a tragic death in Arigna, Co Roscommon at the weekend.

“These men were part of the farming community and we are all affected by such tragedies [...] I extend my sympathies to the families and friends of the three men."