Man seriously injured at Arrabawn’s creamery in Nenagh

A man has been seriously injured in an incident at Arrabawn Co-Op’s creamery in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary last night (Friday, April 28).

The man is believed to have suffered significant burns in the incident. He is thought to be in his late 40s.

In a statement, a spokesperson said: “Arrabawn Co-Op can confirm that an accident took place at our main production facility in Nenagh at 7:40pm last evening (Friday, April 28) in which a member of staff was seriously injured.

He was treated immediately by our on-site trained first aid representative. Paramedics attended the scene shortly afterwards and he was transferred to Cork University Hospital last evening.

“Our thoughts first and foremost are with our injured staff member and his family. We remain in constant contact with his family, with regard to his condition and offer our support to them in any way we can provide it.

“We are reviewing circumstances surrounding the accident and will cooperate with representatives of the Health and Safety Authority in its formal investigation, which commences today (Saturday, April 29) into the incident.”

Separate incident

On Thursday, a farmer in his late 70s died following an accident, which is believed to have involved livestock, in Co. Wexford.

The farmer was reportedly working with cattle on Wednesday, April 26, in the Clonamona area near Gorey, when the incident occurred. The elderly farmer was then moved to Wexford General Hospital, but he sadly passed away on Thursday, April 27.

An investigation is set to be launched into the accident.

Earlier this week, a farmer in Co. Kilkenny, who died on Friday, April 21, was laid to rest following a farm accident earlier in the month. Michael Walsh, who is believed to have been in his 60s, was attacked by cows on his farm on April 6, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) confirmed.