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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 138496.015 Event: 08/24/2021Employee Is Killed When Struck By Gate
At 7:15 a.m. on August 24, 2021, an employee was moving cattle from one pen to a nother. The bull was separated from the herd and became agitated. The bull attem pted to strike a coworker, who was able to get out of the way. The bull rammed t he gate that the employee was holding. The gate rod dislodged and the employee l et go of the gate. The gate struck the employee, pinning her between the gate an d the post. The employee's ribs were crushed, and she died from her injuries.
Keywords: animal, animal handler, blunt force trauma, crushed, pinned, ram, rib
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1549606.015 Fatality Veterinarians

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