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Saturday 18 November 2017

Man injured and sustains serious burns in creamery accident in Tipperary

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Ciaran Moran

Ciaran Moran

Gardai have confirmed that a man has been seriously injured in an incident at a creamery in Co Tipperary, Friday night.

The man is understood to have sustained significant burns to the body at Arrabawn Co-Op in Nenagh a producer of dairy and animal feed products.

Gardai confirmed the man was in his late 40s and that the incident took place at around 8.30pm on Friday night.

He was treated immediately by our on-site trained first aid representative. Paramadics attended the scene shortly afterwards.

The man was airlifted to hospital in Cork University Hospital following the incident.

Arrabawn, which has 970 suppliers, is headquartered at Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and has a dairies head office at its milk processing plant and distribution centre at Kilconnell, Co. Galway. 

The company has three divisions: its dairy ingredients operation, liquid milk manufacturing and distribution and its agri-business section, which operates 13 retail stores and a feed manufacturing facility through Greenvale Animal Feeds and Dan O’Connor Feeds, Limerick.

In a statement, Arrabawn Co-Op said its thoughts first and foremost are with our injured staff member and his family. 

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"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.

The Co-op said it is reviewing circumstances surrounding the accident and will cooperate with representatives of the Health and Safety Authority in their formal investigation, which commences today, into the incident.

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