Investigation underway after man seriously injured in creamery accident

A staff member was airlifted to Cork University Hospital following the accident in Nenagh

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An investigation has begun into an accident at a creamery in County Tipperary on Friday night.

In a statement today, a spokesperson for Arrabawn Co-Op confirmed that a staff member had suffered serious injuries at the Nenagh facility at around 7.40pm.

The injured man received immediate first aid treatment on-site before paramedics attended the scene.

He was then airlifted to Cork University Hospital.

They said: "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 their formal investigation, which commences today, into the incident."