Woman killed in a farm accident involving a cow

A woman in Northern Ireland has been killed in an accident involving a cow, the Health and Safety Executive of Northern Ireland (HSENI) has confirmed.

It is understood that the accident occurred on a farm in Co. Armagh at approximately 1:00pm today (September 8). The woman is believed to be a well-known cattle breeder.

The HSENI are aware of this tragic incident and are attending the scene, a spokesperson for the organisation said.

This is the second farm accident involving livestock reported on the island of Ireland in the space of a few days.

Earlier this week, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) confirmed that a farmer in the west of Ireland had to be airlifted to hospital after he was injured in an incident involving a bull on Sunday afternoon, September 3.

It is believed the farm accident took place on a farm in west Co. Roscommon at approximately 3:30pm. The farm is situated at Corracoggil, Loughglynn, near Castlerea.

The farmer, who is understood to be in his 30s, was airlifted to University Hospital Galway with serious injuries. It is believed that the farmer went out into the field where the bull was situated, accompanied by a dog.

Somehow, his arm reportedly got caught in a rope or a chain that was attached to the bull. He was subsequently dragged along the ground by the rope, which resulted in him suffering a broken wrist.

Both An Garda Siochana and the HSA were aware of the incident. The HSA added that it would look into the incident, but it is not believed that there will be a need for a full investigation.