Boy, 15, dies on farm in Tipperary

A teenage boy has died in an accident on a farm in Tipperary.

The Health and Safety Authority (HSE) has confirmed the accident happened in Boulaglass, Newtown, Nenagh near the Clare/Tipperary border on Sunday afternoon.

Media reports suggest the teenager fell from the back of a tractor.

Photo: Liam Burke, Press 22

The HSA was alerted about the incident at 4pm yesterday and is carrying out an investigation.

The Junior Cert student, who attended St Anne’s Secondary School, Killaloe, fell from a tractor while working on his uncle’s farm shortly before 6pm.

It is the first farming death of 2018.

- Digital Desk

KEYWORDS: Tipperary, Farm

 

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