Tree surgeon injured in Garravach woods taken to hospital

Tree surgeon injured in Garravach woods taken to hospital
Pic: Cork City Fire Brigade

Update 3pm: A tree surgeon, who was injured while working in Garravagh woods, along Inniscarra Road, has been taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment.

It is understood the woman suffered crush injuries to one of her legs and medical staff have described the injuries as serious, but not life-threatening.

Pic: Cork City Fire Brigade
Pic: Cork City Fire Brigade

Firefighters used High-Pressure airbags, stabilisation blocks and ratchet straps to free the casualty and paramedics rendered medical assistance before the woman was taken to the hospital.

Pic: Cork City Fire Brigade
Pic: Cork City Fire Brigade

Earlier: A tree surgeon has been seriously injured in an incident in Garravagh woods along Inniscarra Road.

Emergency services rushed to the aid of a female tree surgeon around 1.30pm when the woman was injured while working in the woods, close to the city centre suburb of Ballincollig.

The incident is understood to have occurred in the woods opposite Inniscarra House.

Pic: Cork City Fire Brigade
Pic: Cork City Fire Brigade

Garravagh woods, which are thought to be owned by Blarney Castle, have been undergoing maintenance works over the past few weeks and it is thought that the individual was injured while cutting down trees.

Two units of Ballincollig Fire Brigade, ambulance and Gardaí are at the scene along Inniscarra Road, R618, and the road is blocked off as a result.

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