Investigations begin after toddler dies in farm accident in east Cork

Emergency services alerted by family after boy struck by tractor

Gardaí 
are treating Fionn’s death as a tragic accident and
have begun preparing a file on the tragedy for an inquest.

Gardaí are treating Fionn’s death as a tragic accident and have begun preparing a file on the tragedy for an inquest.

 

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority have begun separate investigations into the death of a toddler in a farm accident in Killeagh in east Cork yesterday afternoon.

The child, named locally as 18-month-old Fionn Cashman, was fatally injured when he was struck by a tractor at Yellowford Farm at Fanisk, near Killeagh, at about 12.30pm.

The boy’s father raised the alarm and the emergency services were called.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Cork University Hospital for a postmortem.

Gardaí have begun preparing a file on the tragedy for an inquest.

Family and friends were last night comforting the boy’s distraught parents, Conor and Deirdre Cashman.