Pensioner dies after trying to save bullock – Independent.ie

TRIBUTES have been paid to an elderly man who died after he slipped and became trapped under water while trying to rescue a bullock on his farm.

Michael Corcoran (79) was tending to his cattle at Newtown, The Downs, Mullingar, shortly before 9.40pm on Wednesday when he noticed a distressed animal trapped in a nearby drain.

He slipped while trying to free the bullock and also became trapped.

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Postmen refuse to deliver to pensioner claiming his raspberry bush is a HEALTH hazard

Postmen are refusing to deliver mail to a pensioner’s home – because his RASPBERRY bush is a HEALTH hazard.

Mike Stevens, 67, who started growing the bush five years ago, was stunned to be issued with the health and safety warning because of his “aggressive” fruit.

The dad-of-two was confronted at his home by a Royal Mail manager and a CWU postal union health and safety officer on Friday.

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OAP hurt in forklift accident on village farm – The Star

A pensioner is being treated in hospital for serious head injuries after she was rescued from a sickening accident on a Doncaster farm.

Emergency services were called to the farm, off Bilham Lane, Bilham, near Brodsworth, at the weekend after the 65-year-old woman became trapped under a forklift truck.

Adwick and Dearne station firefighters, along with a technical rescue unit, were called to help release the casualty and spent more than an hour at the scene.

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Co – Op refuses to sell beer to pensioner, 77, because he was with his GRANDSON – @TheCooperative #WTF

A 77 year-old shopper was left humiliated when a supermarket cashier refused to sell him beer because he was with his teenage grandson.

Stunned Edward Lamb went to his local Co-Op to buy a case of lager with his 13-year-old grandson Max.

But he left empty-handed because the sales assistant refused to serve him unless Max could prove he was over 18.

via Supermarket refuses to sell beer to pensioner, 77, because he was with his GRANDSON.

Baroness defeats gardener over lawn-mowing compensation claim | This is Sussex

Baroness defeats gardener over lawn-mowing compensation claim | This is Sussex: A CROWBOROUGH pensioner has lost his appeal for compensation against the widow of a prominent former MP following claims he was deafened by years of mowing grass at her country home.
Clifford Sayers was branded a “very greedy man” by Baroness Chelwood after judges threw out his bid for £25,000 at The Court Of Appeal.

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Engineer says he was not responsible for death of Whitley Bay pensioner – Today’s News – News – JournalLive

Engineer says he was not responsible for death of Whitley Bay pensioner – Today’s News – News – JournalLive: AN engineer facing health and safety charges has denied leaving a lift door unlocked and allowing a pensioner to fall to her death.
Elizabeth Young, 92, suffered fatal injuries when she plunged 10ft down a lift shaft at Heathdale Care Home, Whitley Bay, in September 2010.
Paul Thompson, 60, and his employers Derwent Life Services have denied to a total of five health and safety breaches.

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Witham clock winder banned by health and safety after 43 years | This is Essex

Witham clock winder banned by health and safety after 43 years | This is Essex: A PENSIONER who has climbed a ladder to wind up a church clock for more than 40 years has been banned from the tradition due to health and safety.
Tom Monk, 82, has wound the clock of St Nicolas Church in Witham since 1969.

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