BREAKING: A man has been found dead on a farm in Offaly

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Man dies in tragic Longford farm accident

An elderly man has been found dead on a farm in Co. Offaly following an incident involving a quad bike, it has been revealed.

The Health and Safety Authority has said the man, aged in his 80s, died in the incident with a quad bike at Coole, Rhode, and his body was found at around 9pm last night. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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His body has been removed from the farm to Tullamore Hospital for a post mortem while an inspector from the HSA is at the scene as an investigation into the death is launched.

Gardaí are treating the tragedy it as a workplace accident.

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