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Man seriously injured in work place incident

Gardaí and paramedics were on the scene within minutes
Gardaí and paramedics were on the scene within minutes

A man has been seriously injured in a work place accident in Co Cork.

The incident occurred shortly after 9am at Fountainstown outside Crosshaven in south Cork.

It is understood the accident occurred near a popular mobile home park where works were being undertaken.

The precise circumstances of the accident are unclear but it is believed the middle-aged man was working on or near a deep trench.

Locals raced to his aid after the accident and Gardaí and paramedics were on the scene within minutes.

They then prepared to transfer the man to Cork University Hospital (CUH).

As is routine, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) were notified of the incident.

Fountainstown is a popular seaside area, used particularly by Cork city residents given its proximity.

Via Independent.ie