Pensioner (70) dies in west Cork farming incident

Elderly farmer had been attending to livestock before he was later found unconscious

The farmer was pronounced dead by emergency services at the scene. File photograph: Getty

The farmer was pronounced dead by emergency services at the scene. File photograph: Getty

 

A man in his 70s was killed in a farming incident in Leap, Co Cork, on Monday afternoon.

The elderly man was found unconscious in a farm shed at about 1.30pm and it is understood he had been attending to livestock prior to the incident.

Emergency services and gardaí attended the scene. The farm is located in Leap, a village in west Cork.

The man was pronounced dead by emergency services a short time later.

His body has been removed to the mortuary at Cork University Hospital, where a postmortem is to be carried out.

The local coroner and the Health and Safety Authority have been notified of the death. Gardaí will prepare a file for the coroner.