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.