A teenage boy is in a critical condition in hospital following a workplace accident early today.
Ambulance paramedics, fire crews from Killaloe and Gardaí rushed to the scene near Ballina this morning.
The details of the incident have not been released but it’s believed the boy was working on local farm near Ballina when the accident occurred. It’s understood he was travelling on a quad-bike at the time.
He was treated at the scene by National Ambulance Service paramedics before being rushed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.
A Garda spokesman confirmed: “A male (mid-teens) was taken to University Hospital Limerick following the incident. He is currently in a critical condition. The HSA (Health Safety Authority) have been notified and will carry out their own investigation. The scene remains preserved.”
A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Authority confirmed: “The HSA are aware of the incident and an investigation has been launched.”