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Man airlifted to hospital following incident at Co Tyrone quarry site

A man was yesterday airlifted to hospital following an incident at a quarry site in Co Tyrone. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin
Marie Louise McConville

A man was airlifted to hospital yesterday following an incident at a quarry site in Co Tyrone.

The man, believed to be in his thirties, was flown to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

The Ambulance Service received an emergency call just after 8.10am following reports of an incident in the Termon Road area between Carrickmore and Pomeroy.

A spokesman said it despatched two crews and one Hazardous Area Response Team officer to the scene.

"The charity Air Ambulance with HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) crew on board were also tasked to the incident," he said.

"Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one patient was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast."

The man's condition was not known last night.

A spokesman for the Heath & Safety Executive NI said it was "aware of an incident at a quarry in the Carrickmore area", adding that it was "making initial enquiries".

Sinn Fein councillor Catherine Kelly said the community was "very worried" for the injured man, adding that "we are praying for the young fella and his family".

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