A father-of-five has died following a work place accident on a farm in Co Kerry.

It is understood the man was working on putting up shuttering at the time of the accident this morning.

He has been named locally as farmer and agricultural contractor Teddy Brosnan of Kilscacron, Currow.

Mr Brosnan and his family are well known in farming circles.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority have begun an investigation into the incident.