Five-year-old killed on farm in Co Offaly

Separate investigations launched by Garda and Health and Safety Authority

The young boy died in a farming related incident at a farm near the village of Ferbane, Co Offaly.

The young boy died in a farming related incident at a farm near the village of Ferbane, Co Offaly.

Mon, Aug 4, 2014, 19:11

A five-year-old boy has lost his life this afternoon in what is being described as a a farming related incident in Co Offaly.

It is understood the boy was on his family farm in Kincora, Ferbane, at about 3pm when he was involved in a collision with a tractor. Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority have launched separate investigations.

The IFA and and the Road Safety Authority both run summertime campaigns aimed at increasing awareness of increased activity on farms during silage making and harvesting.