A man was hospitalised following a workplace incident that occurred at Lakeland Dairies in Co Cavan yesterday (Tuesday).
The incident occurred in Killeshandra shortly after 3pm.
Incident at Lakeland Dairies
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 yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, November 16th, 2021.”
“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.
Statement from Lakeland Dairies
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 yesterday ( November 16th).”
“Our current understanding is that this involved a malfunction of welding equipment being used in the contracted working area.”
“The emergency services were called and attended promptly. The person affected was taken to hospital where they are receiving treatment.”
“Our first thoughts are with the person affected by this accident. We wish them a speedy recovery.”
“At this time, we have no further details except to say that this matter will be investigated thoroughly by Lakeland Dairies.”
“We are grateful to the emergency services for their attendance and assistance following the accident,” the spokesperson concluded.
Furthermore, in a statement to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for the HSA (Health and Safety Authority), said:
“The Health and Safety Authority is aware of this incident, and the matter is currently under investigation.”
“As such, no further details are available at this time,” the spokesperson concluded.
Meanwhile, Lakeland Dairies has increased its milk price for October 2021 supplies.
A spokesperson said:
“In the Republic of Ireland, Lakeland Dairies has increased its milk price by 0.5 cents per litre. We pay a base milk price of 38cpl, including VAT, for milk at 3.6% fat and 3.3% protein.”
“Meanwhile, in Northern Ireland, Lakeland Dairies has increased its milk price by 0.4 pence per litre and will pay a milk price of 30.5p/litre.”