Farmer airlifted to hospital after an accident involving a bull

A farmer in the west of Ireland had to be airlifted to hospital after he was injured in an incident involving a bull on Sunday afternoon, September 3.

It is believed the farm accident took place on a farm in west Co. Roscommon at approximately 3:30pm on Sunday.

The farm is reportedly situated at Corracoggil, Loughglynn, near Castlerea. The farmer, who is understood to be in his 30s, was airlifted to University Hospital Galway with serious injuries.

The farmer went out into the field where the bull was situated, accompanied by a dog. Somehow, his arm reportedly got caught in a rope or a chain that was attached to the bull.

He was subsequently dragged along the ground by the rope, which resulted in him suffering a broken wrist.

Both An Garda Siochana and the Health and Safety Authority of Ireland (HSA) are aware of the incident. The HSA is currently looking into the incident.

Father and son hospitalised following accident

In August, a father and son were both hospitalised following an accident with a teleporter (telescopic handler).

A 47-year-old man was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital on August 24 following an accident, before being later transferred to Beaumont Hospital. It is believed that he suffered serious injuries in a fall from a teleporter close to Shinrone, Co. Offaly.

The man’s 11-year-old son was also believed to be involved in the accident; he was taken to Tullamore Hospital with injuries that were described as “not life threatening”.

The incident occurred between 3:00pm and 4:00pm. Gardai attended the scene and the HSA was notified of the accident.