Ireland Tributes paid to man (70s) who was killed in farm accident

16:35  11 february  2018
16:35  11 february  2018 Source:

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Philip Furlong, 84, was killed in The Boola, Adamstown, Co Wexford after he got into difficulty on the farm . Gardai attended the scene of the workplace accident in Tamlet, Co Monaghan at around 10 am . The man who was in his 70 s was seriously injured while carrying out work on the premises.

Tributes have been paid to a Galway man who died in an accident on his farm on Wednesday. The man has been named locally as Michael McGrath (59), a taxi driver and part-time farmer from Crumlin, Ballyglunin, Co Galway.

Gay Howard Gay Howard Popular cyclist Gay Howard (70s) died in an accident on a potato farm near Stamullen on Friday.

It's understood that he was struck by a teleporter.

Mr Howard was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda on Friday afternoon and later pronounced dead.

He was remembered as a "legend of Irish cycling" and was the driving force behind Stamullen Road Club in Co Meath for decades.

The HSA is launching a two-week blitz of farm inspections from next week, with 400 planned farm visits to take place.

From Monday, inspectors will focus in on safe handling of livestock as a key part of their campaign.

Martin O’Halloran, chief executive of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), said that planning work with safety in mind is particularly important at this busy time of year.

“During what is now a more concentrated calving period, fatigue and increased stress levels are almost inevitable,” he said.

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