An investigation is underway following a fatal farming accident yesterday in South Galway.

A 73-year old man was found dead on farm land in the Crannagh area near Gort.

The Health & Safety Authority is investigating the incident, and a spokesperson told Midwest News that it's believed the farmer was killed when he was struck by a tractor in a field.

The accident occurred at about 8am yesterday morning.

This is the second farm fatality in Co Galway in just over a week.

On 16th July, a 54-year old woman died in an accident while tending to cattle on a farm near Headford.

 

 

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