Tragedy as teenager dies after falling from tractor in rural Ireland
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Tragedy as teenager dies after falling from tractor in rural Ireland

A TEENAGER has died after falling from a tractor in Co. Tipperary, the Health and Safety Authority of Ireland (HSA) has confirmed.

The farm accident took place near Bulaglass, Newtown, Nenagh – close to the border with Co. Clare – on Sunday afternoon.

It is understood that the youngster fell from the back of the tractor and died at the scene.

The incident was reported to the HSA at around 4pm, a spokesperson said.

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HSA investigators are currently en route to the scene.

The teenager’s death represents the first fatal farm accident in Ireland this year.

In 2017, a total of 24 people died in farming-related accidents – with over half being aged 65 or older.