Man who died in farm accident is named


The married father-of-four and grandfather-of-six suffered fatal injuries while emptying a septic tank.

Man who died in farm accident is named

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The married father-of-four and grandfather-of-six suffered fatal injuries while emptying a septic tank.

The man who died following a farm accident in Ferrybank, Co. Waterford on Tuesday (April 16th) morning has been named.

Johnny Phelan from Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny “suffered fatal injuries while emptying a septic tank”, according to a Garda spokesperson.

Gardaí were called to the farm at 10 am; the farmer was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was removed to University Hospital Waterford for a full post-mortem examination.

Funeral Arrangements

Johnny - a married father-of-four and grandfather-of-six - will be laid to rest this Sunday following requiem mass at St. Senan’s Church.

His remains will repose on Friday at Donnacha Doyle and Sons’ Funeral Home from 4pm-9pm, according to his death notice.

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