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17 October 2016 07:58:03 |Agri Safety,News

Slurry link to County Tyrone farmer's death

The accident happened at a farm in Coagh, County Tyrone

The accident happened at a farm in Coagh, County Tyrone

An investigation has been launched after a man died in a suspected farming accident in County Tyrone.
It is believed the man died following a slurry accident in Coagh, County Tyrone on Friday 14 October.
In a statement, the HSE said its "deepest sympathies are with the man's family at this most difficult time".
DUP MLA Keith Buchanan said the man's death was "another tragic loss within the farming community".
The Mid Ulster MLA said: “This is another tragic loss within the farming community. It once again reminds us all of the dangers associated with slurry.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family at the time of such devastating loss. I would also urge everyone working on farms to follow all recommended safety procedures, particularly when working with slurry.
“Farmers are very aware that the closed period for slurry spreading is due to commence at midnight on 15th October.
"The Agriculture Minister has said however that farmers are able to put a case forward in exceptional circumstances to spread slurry beyond the closed period.”


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