Four fire brigade units remain at the scene of a fire at the Stryker plant in Carrigtwohill in County Cork this afternoon.
The alarm was raised at 9:30am this morning, with crews from Midleton and Cobh rushed to the scene.
Staff at the building were evacuated as crews tackled the blaze.
It comes a week after an explosion at the plant left a 41-year-old man on life support.
At the time, SIPTU Sector Organiser Neil McGowan said there have been health and safety concerns at the site for years.
“We’ve been seeking engagement with Stryker management in relation to the Carrigtwohill site for a considerable period of time on health and safety and other issues – but specifically on health and safety issues since 2019,” he said.
“To date, the company has failed to engage with us; they’ve failed to agree to a meeting.
“We hope that following a letter that has been sent to the company that they will sit down with us and work with us collaboratively.”
There are no reports of any injuries from today’s fire and some employees and marshals in yellow jackets remain outside the building this afternoon.
There is no public access to the grounds of the building on the IDA site.
The Health and Safety Authority is investigating last week’s fire and has also launched an investigation into today’s incident
Reporting from Jamie O'Hara in Carrigtwohill.