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Farmers in Kilkenny and Carlow urged to plan work in advance under new HSA campaign

A new farm inspection campaign is being started by the Health and Safety Authority today.

It comes after a local man was laid to rest over the weekend having been killed in a farm accident last week.

Johnny Phelan from Kilmacow, who was in his seventies, suffered fatal injuries while emptying a septic tank on a farm in Ferrybank.

The HSA’s campaign will focus on tractor and farm machinery. The advice is for farmers to plan their work in advance and ensure all drivers/operators have received formal training.