A 60-year-old man has died after an incident involving a quad bike on a farm.
The man, believed to be an Irish farmer, was killed when the quad bike he was driving crashed and overturned.
The incident happened at around 6.30pm on farmland near the village of Ballyheane on Thursday (September 22).
A Garda spokesperson confirmed: “The man was found trapped under a quad. He was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to Mayo University Hospital.”
A post-mortem is due to take place.
Gardai and the Health and Safety Authority will investigate the death.
This is the second farm death in Ireland this week.
Champion ploughman Martin Kehoe Jr, 33, died instantly while changing a pipe in the molasses tank on the farm in County Wexford, Ireland.
It is not known if he was overcome by fumes and fell into the tank.
The dad-of-three had stayed at home to work the farm while his dad attended the National Ploughing Championships.
Martin’s death has shocked the farming community as the family is one of the most prominent and best known in Irish farming circles.
A week earlier, a man was killed in a mushroom processing plant in Co. Monaghan.
Two other men were hospitalised.
Emergency services were called to the factory where all three of the men were found suffering from breathing difficulties.
They were all found collapsed in a silo plant.
Gary Askin, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene while his brother Stephen and another man were taken to Cavan General Hospital.
Both men’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.