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Man dies on farm while helping to load cattle onto trailer

A man has died in hospital after being injured while helping to load cattle on a farm in Ireland.

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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.


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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.

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