Farmer dies after bull attack on farm near Enniskeane

April 16th, 2023 11:58 AM

By Southern Star Team

A file is to be prepared for the coroner's court in connection with the death.

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A FARMER who died in an accident involving a bull on a farm near Enniskeane on Friday has been named locally as Joseph Shorten (71).

A file is to be prepared for the coroner's court in connection with the death while the Health and Safety Authority is also investigating the tragic incident which occurred shortly before 4pm.

Mr Shorten, who was well liked and respected in the local community, had been working in his shed. It is believed that he was attacked by a bull when he went to open a gate. He incurred crush injuries in the incident.

Mr Shorten was found by a vet who had an appointment with him to attend to his bull. The vet raised the alarm. However, the farmer was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to Cork University Hospital where a postmortem was carried out.

Mr Shorten of Castletownkenneigh and Ardkitt, Enniskeane is survived by his wife Joan, his siblings Mary, Ben and Robert, and his nieces and nephews. He is also mourned by friends and neighbours.

His removal will take place at O'Mahony's funeral home in Enniskeane on Monday (tomorrow) from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. His requiem mass will follow at 2pm on Tuesday at St Bartholomew's Church, Kenneigh with burial in Killowen Cemetery.



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