A MAN in his 70s has died at a farm in Co Cork.
The man, who has not been named, suffered fatal injuries following at incident involving a bull at a residence in Ballinhassig yesterday afternoon (Saturday, May 9).
He had been tending to cattle at the farm when the accident occurred.
The emergency services arrived on the scene after an alarm was raised.
However, the man involved was pronounced dead before he reached hospital.
The death is being treated as a tragic accident by the authorities.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have also been notified if the incident.
It is the second such death to occur at a Cork farm in just over a month.
Back in early April a man in his sixties also suffered fatal injuries following a similar incident.
In that instance, the man was gored to death by a bull while he was feeding cattle at property just outside of Charleville.
It’s estimated that as many as one person dies every three weeks in Ireland because of a farm accident.
These incidents can take many forms from accidents involving machinery to others involving livestock.
Two weeks ago, a 14-year-old died in an accident at a farm in County Clare.
The fatal accident occurred when a tractor the boy was travelling in slipped off a hillside track and rolled approximately 30 metres before eventually landing on its side near a lake in Mooghna, Malbay.
Gardaí, two units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service as well as units from the National Ambulance Service sped to the scene of the accident, but the teenager was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.