An investigation has been launched after a man in his fifties was ’crushed to death’ by a tractor on a farm.
It is understood the man was crushed by a tractor on the farm at Lemybrien in Co. Waterford on Tuesday night (June 5).
The man was alone at the time of the incident.
It is believed the accident happened while work was taking place on silage harvesting.
A garda spokesman told the Irish Sun: “A man in his 50s has died following a farmyard accident in Waterford. The incident occurred on a farm at Lemybrien yesterday afternoon.
“It is understood the man was working with a tractor when he got into difficulty.
“He was later pronounced dead at the scene and his body has since been removed to University Hospital Waterford for a post-mortem examination.
“The Health and Safety Authority and the local Coroner have been notified. Enquires are ongoing.”
The HSA confirmed they are investigating the man’s death.
A spokesman said: “We can confirm that a fatality occurred yesterday on a farm in Waterford and a man in his 50s was killed.
“We have launched an investigation into the circumstances of the death.”
The tragic incident follows the death of 22-year-old young farmer Bryn Jones who died in Wales over the weekend.
Tributes have been pouring in for the youngster who was described as ‘a lovely young man’ who was ‘always smiling’.