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No one seriously hurt in Roslea incident

No one was seriously injured in an incident at a farm in Roslea today, which multiple emergency vehicles attended.
Both the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) responded to a 999 call at around 12pm today, relating to an incident at a farm in the Killylacky Road area.
One fire appliance from Lisnaskea Fire Station and one from Enniskillen Fire Station attended the incident, while the NIAS despatched two emergency crews, two officers, two hazard response teams and one rapid response paramedic to the scene.  
“Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, no one was transferred to hospital,” said an ambulance service spokesman.
Police were not required to attend the scene, while the Health and Safety Executive said they were aware of the incident and were making enquiries.
A spokeswoman for NIFRS gave more details on the incident: “A man in his 70’s was overcome by slurry fumes while mixing slurry in a shed. The man had collapsed and he was rescued by another man in his 40’s from the shed prior to the arrival of Firefighters. Both men were treated at the scene by paramedics. Two cows in the shed were overcome by the fumes and died as a result. The incident was dealt with at 1.27pm.”
They added: “We would like to remind the farming community to ensure that the mixing of slurry is carried out in well ventilated spaces. Stay out of the shed for 30 minutes after starting mixing or after moving or re-directing the pump; try to mix on a windy day.”

 

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