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Farmer Dies In Tragic Tipperary Workplace Accident

It is with great sadness we report the death today, Friday 5th May, of popular local farmer and father of All-Ireland winning hurler, Mr David Kennedy.

Mr Tom Kennedy, aged 74, a resident of Clogheraily, Loughmore, Templemore , Thurles, tragically died following an accident, while he was employed on his outside farm in the Ballycahill area, close to Holycross, at midday today.

The Gardaí­ together with the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have now launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr Kennedy’s death.

While the facts are not fully confirmed; it is understood that Mr Kennedy while involved in minor land reclamation, using his tractor and trailer, may have allowed his tractor to roll backwards while he was standing behind it, causing the fatal injury.

Following attention by emergency services at the accident scene, Mr Kennedy was pronounced dead and his body was removed to University Hospital Limerick, for a post-mortem examination.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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