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.
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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