Headford woman dies in farm accident

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Gardaí have confirmed the death of a woman in a farm accident at Curracuggeen, Headford yesterday.

The 54-year-old was tending her cattle in a field some time between 6am and 12:45pm on Monday when the incident occurred.

An Garda Síochána believe that the woman was fatally injured by the cattle.

The woman was pronounced dead by a local doctor called to the scene at around 1pm.

Her body has been removed to University College Hospital Galway to await a post-mortem examination.

The Health and Safety Authority say there were no witnesses and are treating the incident as a workplace accident.

It is the 13th farm fatality so far this year and took place just at the start of Farm Safety week 2018.