MAN DIES IN FARM ACCIDENT

6 July 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating a farm accident in Threemilehouse in which a man died. Owen (Ownie) Thornton from Crumlin was in his early 70s. It’s understood he fell into a slurry pit on a farm shortly after 3pm on Tuesday. He was pulled out a short time later but was pronounced dead at the scene. This is not the first time that Mr Thornton’s family has experienced a tragedy. In 2006, his son Dermot (21) died in a two car crash on the Monaghan to Threemilehouse road in which four other young….

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