Multi agency effort saves life of farmer following 'serious' accident
A major operation last weekend saw a host of emergency services attend the scene of a serious farm accident in Meath.
Units from the Fire Service as well as local Gardai attended the scene on a farm.
The Health and Safety Authority confirmed that a self employed farmer was involved in what it described as a 'serious' accident on his farm.
AirCorps112 also responded to the scene, as part of the multi-agency effort.
The patient was treated at scene and transported to Tallaght Hospital, the flight taking only 13 minutes.
It is understood the farmer is now recovering well in hospital.
It comes as the HSA undertook a month-long intensive farm inspection campaign last month. The inspections are aimed at reducing the number of accidents resulting in injury and death on farms.
Inspectors from the Authority will visit almost 500 farms over the next few weeks and there will be a particular focus on the safe handling of livestock.