Tragic farming accident claims life of Ballyea man

The community of Ballyea is in shock today following the death of man in a farming accident last night.
Just before 10pm last night, Gardaí and emergency services were called to a farm in Ballyea where a man had been fatally injured in an incident, believed to have involved a tractor and trailer.
The man, who was in his fifties, was pronounced dead at the scene, which has now been sealed off. The Health and Safety Authority were informed of the incident and an investigation is underway.
It is understood the man was loading cattle into the trailer at around 7pm when the accident occured. His body later discovered at the scene by a family member.
One local described the deceased as an “absolute gentleman”.


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