Man fights for life after falling from teleporter with son (11)
A teacher is fighting for his life after both he and his 11-year-old son fell from a teleporter while painting their house.
The 47-year-old man was airlifted to Tallaght hospital after the accident near Shinrone, Co Offaly. He was later transferred to Beaumont hospital where he is in a critical condition.
The boy was taken to Tullamore hospital where his injuries are described as not life-threatening.
Gardaí were called to the scene of the accident at the house in Cangort at 3.45pm.
The teleporter is a vehicle that is effectively a cross between a cherry picker and a forklift truck.
The Health and Safety Authority has been notified and inspectors are expected to attend the scene this morning.