TRIBUTES PAID TO BALLYBOFEY FARMER KILLED IN FREAK ACCIDENT


first_imgThe popular farmer who was killed in a freak accident in Ballybofey yesterday has been named locally as Joseph (Josie) McDermott.A full investigation has been launched into the accident which killed the late Josie McDermott.Mr McDermott, 74, was killed after a car on which he was working collapsed on him at his farm in the townland of Glencovitt.It is understood Mr McDermott was found by one of his sons. His wife Ann and grown-up family are being consoled by the local community.The Health and Safety Authority have also been informed of the tragedy and are expected to launch a full investigation into the incident.Local county councillor Martin Harley, who knew Josie personally, said he was a “lovely man.”He also revealed how the late Mr McDermott had battled cancer for more than 20 years. “Josie was a lovely man and that’s all you can say about him.“He bravely battled cancer for up to 20 years and he never let it get to him.“The entire community is so saddened by his death and the unfortunate way he died,” said Cllr Harley.The late Mr McDermott and his family were looking forward to one of his sons’ wedding in July. TRIBUTES PAID TO BALLYBOFEY FARMER KILLED IN FREAK ACCIDENT was last modified: May 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeycardeaddonegalfreak accidentGardaiJOSIE MCDERMOTTlast_img

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