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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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VIDEO: Donegal farmer rescued after falling near cliffs whilst checking livestock

A farmer was brought to safety earlier this week after falling whilst checking livestock.

Rescue 118 were among those deployed to the scene of the incident near Muckross Head in Co Donegal on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Rescue 118 said:

“A challenging rescue for the crew of Rescue 118 on Tuesday afternoon near Muckross Hd, Co Donegal. A farmer checking on livestock fell near the cliffs and landed in a dangerous area.”

“Rescue 118 was alerted and, once on-scene, lowered our winchman. He was able to stabilise the patient and, with the assistance of National Ambulance Service personnel and volunteers from Killybegs Coast Guard, prepared the patient for winching to the aircraft.”

“Thank you to the coast guard volunteers and ambulance service personnel who are part of the wider EMS team,” the spokesperson concluded.

Farmer brought to safety: 

Male (20s) hospitalised after incident at Lakeland Dairies

Meanwhile, a man was hospitalised following a workplace incident that occurred at Lakeland Dairies in Co Cavan on Tuesday.

The incident occurred in Killeshandra shortly after 3 pm.

Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána, said:

“Gardaí attended the scene of a workplace incident in the Killeshandra area of Co. Cavan at approximately 3:30 pm on Tuesday.”

“One male, aged in his 20s, was conveyed to Cavan General Hospital for treatment of serious injuries sustained as a result of this incident.”

“This matter has been referred to the Health and Safety Authority,” the spokesperson concluded.

In a statement to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for Lakeland Dairies said:

“A person employed by an external contractor carrying out work on location at our Killeshandra site experienced an accident.”

“Our current understanding is that this involved a malfunction of welding equipment being used in the contracted working area.”

Read this news story in full.

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