Vehicle Accident at Curragh Mine

At approximately 11am the helicopter was notified of a single vehicle accident at Curragh Mine, approx 10 miles from Blackwater, […]

At approximately 11am the helicopter was notified of a single vehicle accident at Curragh Mine, approx 10 miles from Blackwater, with initial reports stating that the patient was trapped in the vehicle. Enroute to the site, the aircraft was redirected to Blackwater hospital, where the patient had been transported via road.

The patient, a 55 year old male, had suffered head injuries, multiple fractures and internal bleeding. After arrival at Blackwater Hospital the patient suffered a cardiac arrest and hospital staff were unable to revive him.

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