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Man (70s) dies after being crushed by digger at his home in Co Clare

The accident happened at just after 12pm this afternoon.

mull Mullagh, Co Clare Source: Google Maps

A MAN IN his 70s has died in an accident involving a digger in Co Clare.

The incident happened just after 12pm this afternoon at the man’s property near Mullagh in the western county.

It’s believed that the man had been working on the machine in a shed on the property when he was struck and pinned by the vehicle’s arm, which had collapsed.

The scene was attended by both gardaí and units of the fire brigade from Kilrush.

The man’s body was subsequently removed to University Hospital Limerick.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have confirmed they are investigating the accident.

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