A man in his seventies who died following an incident involving a bull on a farm in Ballinhassig, Co Cork has been named locally as John Reynolds.
Mr Reynolds (74) of the Rising Sun in Ballinhassig sustained fatal injuries after he was attacked by a friesian bull while he was tending to cattle on Saturday evening.
He was well respected in the local community with condolences being offered by amongst others Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard.
The alarm was raised by two men who were working with the farmer. The emergency services rushed to the scene. Mr Reynolds was pronounced dead before he could be transferred to hospital for treatment.
A man in his seventies has died following an incident involving a bull on a farm in Ballinhassig, Co Cork.
The man incurred fatal injuries in the accident which occurred when he was tending to cattle yesterday afternoon.
The alarm was raised and the emergency services rushed to the scene. The man was pronounced dead before he could be transferred to hospital for treatment.
The incident is being treated as a tragic accident. A file will be prepared for the Cork Coroner’s Court.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will be notified in relation to the tragedy.
This is the second incident of this type in Cork in recent weeks.
A man in his sixties suffered fatal injuries on April 2 when he was gored by a bull as he was feeding cattle on a property outside Charleville.
HSA figures revealed that, on average, a person dies in an accident on an Irish farm every three weeks.
The majority of fatal farm accidents involve incidents with livestock, accidents with machinery and falls.