Farmer killed and son seriously injured in accident

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Waterford University Hospital
Waterford University Hospital

A man has died and his son seriously injured following a farm accident in Kilkenny.

The deceased, aged 60, was working on his farm in Ballycallan when the incident occurred at 6.20pm.

His eldest son suffered a broken leg during the incident.  

He was taken to Waterford University Hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. 

The pair were cleaning beet and using a loader when an accident took place involving the vehicle’s bucket.

The scene was preserved for forensic examination, and a Health and Safety Authority investigation is due to take place.

Another of the farmer's sons is said to be making his way back to Ireland from abroad after hearing the news.

Last January farmer Johnny Ryan, who was also in his early 60s, died after a tractor rolled back on him in nearby Bennettsbridge.

Mr Ryan was the father of current All-Ireland winning hurling captain Lester Ryan, who was at the farm at the time.