Northern Ireland

Man loses arm in cement mixer accident

Entrance to St Bernadette's school
Image caption The accident happened at St Bernadette's Primary School in west Belfast's Ballymurphy area

A man has lost an arm in an accident in west Belfast's Ballymurphy area on Monday.

The man's limb was severed after it became trapped in a cement mixer at St Bernadette's Primary School on the Glenalina Road.

He has undergone surgery in the Ulster Hospital in Dundondald where he is described as being in a comfortable condition.

The Health and Safety Executive is to investigate the incident.