The Health and Safety Authority has said that two men have died in separate workplace accidents in counties Offaly and Wexford. 

Both men were farmers. 

In Co Wexford, a man in his 20s died when the quad bike he was driving overturned into a ditch. 

In Co Offaly, a farmer in his 70s died after he was struck by a tractor on his farm at 8am at Fivealley, outside Birr. 

HSA inspectors have begun and investigation into the circumstances of the accident.