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Farmer (64) dies after being attacked by bull

Emergency services were alerted after a neighbour found the man in an unresponsive state.

Image: Sam Boal

A MAN IN his 60s has died after being attacked by a bull on his farm in Charleville, Co Cork.

The 64-year-old farmer was tending to a number of bulls in a shed at Tullylease near Charleville yesterday when the attack happened.

The emergency services were alerted after a neighbour found the man in an unresponsive state. The farmer was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was taken to the morgue at Cork University Hospital. A post-mortem will be carried out today. 

The incident is being treated as a tragic accident. A file will be prepared for the Coroner’s Court.

The Health and Safety Authority will also launch an investigation in to the incident.

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Farming is the most hazardous business sector in Ireland, with 18 fatalities recorded on Irish farms last year.

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