Farmer killed in Tyrone accident

Farmer killed in Tyrone accident

An elderly man has died after he was hit by a tractor in a farm near Dungannon.

The man, aged in his 80s, was killed in the incident in the Loughnamarve Road, Lime Hill area of Pomeroy on Tuesday.It's believed the man was working in a field harvesting summer crops when the accident happened.Cookstown Councillor Cáthal Mallaghan is from the area and knows the family.He said: "The family play an important role in the farming community and the man had farmed his whole life."For people who farm into their 80s it is a vocation, a family heritage and an important tradition for them."This family are good wholesome people."The Sinn Féin representative added: "This has rocked the entire farming community in Pomeroy."This is a busy time of year for farmers trying to prepare for the winter and they are working long hours."It's very sad, something you don't want to hear, but farming is a dangerous business and accidents can happen."The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the incident.


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