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Thursday, 02 October 2014

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Dead animal falls on man at slaughterhouse near Ulverston

A MAN was injured when a dead animal fell on him at a slaughterhouse in the Ulverston area.

The North West Ambulance Service was called to the Dawn Meats Lindal Moor abattoir, at High Henning, Lindal, this morning to a report that a man had been injured when a dead animal had fallen on him.

The ambulance service said the man, in his 20s, was taken to Furness General Hospital, in Barrow.

The North West Air Ambulance was called to the scene but the man was transported by road ambulance. He was suspected to have chest, back and hip injuries.

In a statement Dawn Meats said: “We can confirm that a colleague was injured this morning at our site in Lindal Moor. Representatives from the company are currently investigating this incident and our investigations are ongoing. We are in contact with the colleagues family and he is under medical supervision at Furness General Hospital in Barrow”.

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