BREAKING: Tipperary man (60's) dies in tragic farm accident

Niamh Dillon

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BREAKING: Tipperary man ( 60's) dies in tragic farm accident

A man in his sixties has died following an accident on a farm in Tipperary this afternoon.

The accident occurred in Castlegrace, between Ardfinnan and Clogheen shortly before 1pm. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body has been removed to University Hospital Waterford for a postmortem examination.

A spokesperson from the Health and Safety Authority confirmed to the Tipperary Star that the accident occurred shortly before 1pm on Thursday after the man fell from a height while unloading round bales. The HSA are currently investigating.

This is the second farm related death to occur in 2018 so far after teenager Patrick McCormack died when he fell from the back of a tractor while working on a farm in Newtown near Nenagh last month.