Father-Of-Ten Killed In Feakle Farm Accident Named Locally

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A father-of-ten killed in a tragic workplace accident in East Clare has been named locally as Pat O’Connor.

The 71-year-old died of crush injuries in an incident involving a mini-digger at the family farm at Magherabawn, Feakle.

He was a well-known builder around the county and leaves behind ten children, the youngest of whom are still in school.

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Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating the incident and a post mortem examination is due to be carried out.

Fianna Fáil Councillor Pat Hayes is a family friend and says the community is in shock: