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Two airlifted to hospital following Shannon incident

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Emergency services at the scene of this afternoon’s incident – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Two workers have been airlifted to hospital with serious burns following an industrial accident Shannon this afternoon.

The incident occurred at around 3.15pm at Thormac Engineering in the Shannon Industrial Estate. The company provides a plastic injection moulding services.

The two men, aged in their 40’s, are understood to have been working at a machine when they were struck by molten plastic.

Three units of the fire brigade from Shannon along with ambulances from Ennis and Limerick were sent to the scene following a report of an explosion.

The pair, whom gardaí say have suffered serious burns, were taken to ambulance to the nearby Irish Coast Guard search and rescue base at Shannon Airport.

From there they were flown to the burns unit at Cork University Hospital.

An inspector from the Health and Safety Authority also visited the scene this evening.

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