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Funeral to take place of man who died on Co Fermanagh farm

The Northern Ireland Health and Safety Executive said it was investigating

THE funeral of a man who died in an accident involving farm machinery in Co Fermanagh is due to take place on Friday.

Gerard Collins, who was from outside Lisnaskea, passed away following the tragedy in the Moughley Road area on Monday.

He was married with four children.

Police said officers attended the scene at around noon, while the Health and Safety Executive said it was investigating. Both the Ambulance Service and Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene.

DUP leader and Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA Arlene Foster extended her sympathies to the man's family.

"The man was well-known within the farming community and his character will be greatly missed by all who knew him," she said.

"This is a very busy period for our farmers.

"However one death on a farm is one too many and this incident has brought into focus the grim dangers that can exist while working with farm machinery."

Requiem Mass for Mr Collins will take at Holy Cross Church, Lisnaskea on Friday at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

** A report on the Fermanagh tragedy in yesterday's Irish News incorrectly named Felix Collins as the victim and we apologise to him for this mistake. We also wish to apologise to the family of Gerard Collins for any distress caused by this error.

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