Second farm accident in Taughmaconnell

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 3:39pm

Second farm accident in Taughmaconnell

Gardai are investigating another fatal farm accident in South Roscommon, the second in as many weeks.

The man in his 50s was discovered yesterday, Wednesday, July 3 on farmland in the Killeglan area of Taughmaconnell close to bales.

It's thought the accident occurred sometime between July 1 and 3.

Garda Scenes of Crime attended the scene and the Health and Safety Authority were notified of the death.

The man’s remains have been taken to the Galway University Hospital for a post mortem examination today (Thursday), the results of which will determine the course of the Garda investigation.

The dead man has been named locally as Stephen Grehan (56) who was well known in the local farming community.

No funeral arrangements have been announced as of yet.