Man who died in farm accident named

Man who died in farm accident named

The man who died in a farm accident in Ballinalee yesterday has been named.

By Aisling Kiernan

The man who died after a farm accident outside Ballinalee yesterday evening has been named locally as Séan Reilly.

Mr Reilly was a well known farmer and drove a bus for Bus Eireann.

He is being remembered this morning as hardworking, decent man who was highly respected in the local community.

Speaking to  Ballinalee-based Longford County Council member, Cllr Michéal Carrigy (FG) conveyed his deepest sympathies to the dead man's wife and family and said the deceased was a popular and highly respected member of the local community.

"This was a tragic accident and we are all very shocked," said Cllr Carrigy.

“The entire community is in shock over this tragic accident.

“He was a hardworking, decent man and everyone is saddened over what has happened.”

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are continuing to investigate.