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79-year-old man dies on son's farm after being hit by machinery

The HSA are currently investigating the incident.

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THE HEALTH AND Safety Authority (HSA) has launched an investigation into the death of a man on a farm in Carlow.

The 79-year-old was working on his son’s farm in Bennekerry yesterday evening when he was struck by the front-loader of a tractor.

The incident is said to have occurred before 7pm.

The HSA said it is being treated as a fatal accident and inspectors are due to examine the scene this afternoon.

Gardaí are assisting the coroner in relation to the incident.

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