Man fatally injured in Co Mayo farm accident

Deceased, who is in his 50s, was part of group making silage at Clogher near Claremorris

A  man has died after being badly injured while making  silage near Claremorris in Co Mayo. File image: iStock.

A man has died after being badly injured while making silage near Claremorris in Co Mayo. File image: iStock.

 

Two inquiries are underway following the death of a man in a farm accident in Co Mayo.

The incident occurred at Clogher, Claremorris on Saturday morning.

The man, who was in his early 50s, was part of a group that was making silage. He was fatally injured when he became caught under a baling machine.

The victim was pronounced dead on arrival to Mayo University Hospital a short time later.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority, which investigates work place accidents, have opened separate inquiries into the circumstances of the incident.

The victim has not been named pending the notification of relatives.