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Man injured in an accident at Terex Finlay Omagh factory 'seriously ill'

By David Young

Published 15/07/2016

A workman was seriously ill in hospital last night following an accident at the Omagh base of manufacturing firm Terex Finlay
A workman was seriously ill in hospital last night following an accident at the Omagh base of manufacturing firm Terex Finlay

A workman was seriously ill in hospital last night following an accident at the Omagh base of manufacturing firm Terex Finlay.

The victim was injured at the plant yesterday afternoon, according to a spokesman for the Health and Safety executive for Northern Ireland.

The PSNI and Ambulance Service medics attended the scene of the incident and delivered first aid to the hurt worker.

A spokeswoman for the Western Health Trust said that after the accident, the seriously injured workman had been admitted to the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen, where his condition was last night described as seriously ill.

The Health and Safety executive for Northern Ireland, which is responsible for promoting and enforcing health and safety standards at work, has launched a probe into the incident in Co Tyrone.

In a statement issued last night, it said: "The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland has been made aware of an incident at business premises in the Omagh area and is currently investigating."

Terex Finlay makes a range of mobile crushing, screening and recycling equipment at their factory in the Co Tyrone town.

They have been located in Omagh for half a century.

The facility is now part of the US-based international Terex Corporation, whose giant machines are used in the construction industry across the world.

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