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The chairman of the Kerry branch of the Irish Farmers’ Association has appealed to farmers to renew safety checks on their farms.
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Seán Brosnan says there aren’t enough farm safety inspectors in the county so it’s up to the farming community to ensure their farm is a safe place to work.
He also offered his sympathy to the family of Sean O’Sullivan from Dromid who was killed in a fall from a tractor at Gortatlea, Mastergeehy on Saturday evening. It’s understood the 57-year-old, married father was standing on the hitch of a trailer when he fell to his death. His body was taken to Kerry General Hospital for a post-mortem examination. Mr Brosnan said it’s the second farm-related accident in Kerry so far this year:

The Health and Safety Authority is not investigating the accident as it occurred on a public road and not a workplace.
Meanwhile, Parish Priest of Waterville Fr Gerard Finucane, who attended the scene, says the whole community is “distraught” at the tragedy.