A man has died following a farm accident in West Clare
It’s understood the man in his fifties was offloading slurry from a slurry tank at a farm in Labasheeda around 7 o’clock last night, when the tractor rolled back and knocked him into a slurry pit.
Emergency services were alerted by contractors working at the scene and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
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His body has been transferred to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem examination is due to take place later today.
Two separate investigations into the incident have been launched by Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority.