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Male Receives Serious Burns In Tipperary Accident

A man has been airlifted to Cork University Hospital, having sustained serious burns to his body at a major dairy produce providers, in north Tipperary last night.

The accident is understood to have occurred at around 8.30pm at the well known Arrabawn Co-Op Creamery in Nenagh. Latter complex, which is also the headquarters of the Arrabawn Group, encompasses a food ingredients division; an agribusiness division and a dairy division, providing dairy produce to the successful brand ‘Kerrygold’.

The injured victim, who is understood to have been in the creamery complex at the time, was removed by ambulance to the Thomas MacDonagh GAA park in the town, before being met by a Shannon based Coast Guard Rescue helicopter.  The seriously injured victim was then transported to Cork University Hospital just before 9.15pm.

A Health and Safety Authority investigation into the cause of the accident is expected to get under-way today.

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