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Waterford Farmer Dies After Fatal Incident With Tractor

A Waterford farmer has died following a fatal incident involving a tractor yesterday evening (Tuesday June 5th).

It is understood the man in his 50s was crushed by a tractor while work on silage harvesting took place on a farm near Kilrossanty.

He was found later that evening and pronounced dead at the scene.

At present, the HSA is investigating further into this tragedy.

Irish Cattle and Sheep Association rural development chairman Seamus Sherlock is urging farmers to pay close attention to farm safety, especially where farm machinery is involved.

“Silage cutting and slurry spreading are in full swing and farms are a hive of activity. ICSA are asking farmers to think about safety at all times and never to take unnecessary risks where machinery and equipment are concerned.”

He stresses how “safety must be a priority at all times; it’s a busy time but let’s make it a safe and happy time for everyone”.