A man has died in hospital after being injured while helping to load cattle on a farm in Ireland.
The 68-year-old is believed to have been helping a neighbour load cattle onto a trailer when the incident happened at around 8.30am on January 24 - near the village of Cooraclare
According to locals, the man wasn’t a farmer himself but had been known to help local farmers and had experience working with cattle.
He was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick where he later died.
A Garda spokesman confirmed a 68-year-old man was pronounced dead in hospital following an incident in Cooraclare.
The spokesman said an investigation is underway and a file will be prepared for the county coroner in due course.
A spokesman for the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has also confirmed that they have launched their own investigation into the incident.
A post-mortem examination is expected to carried out at University Hospital Limerick.