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02 August, 2021
 
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Worker in bull accident was gored to death

Labor officials still trying to get to the bottom of what happened on the cattle farm in Dali

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A post mortem has shown that a foreign worker, who was killed in a bull accident on a cattle farm in Nicosia over the weekend, was gored to death by the male creature that weighed nearly a ton.

According to local media, state forensic examiners Angeliki Papetta and Orthodoxos Orthodoxou conducted an autopsy on the body of a 23-year-old foreign man who was killed Saturday on a farm in Dali, Nicosia district, after being attacked by a bull.

The death of the young man was said to have been caused by multiple injuries on the body including vital organs, as well as rupture of vascular vessels in the neck and chest area.

The death of the young man was caused by multiple injuries on the body including vital organs, as well as rupture of vascular vessels in the neck and chest area

According to the latest information, the young man had been working on the farm for some time, and on Saturday morning around 11:30am, he had decided to take a shortcut in order to regulate the flow of water before trying to get to the animal feeding area.

While taking a shortcut, the young man was attacked by the bull, knocked to the ground, and repeatedly gored to death.

Previous reports suggested the bull had been aggressive several days prior to the incident, with the farm worker being tasked to look for alternative methods to tend the bull.

But labor inspection official Evangelia Tsoulofta said her office was still trying to get to the bottom of what had happened.

“What was the specific task the deceased went to carry out?” Tsoulofta asked, adding that investigators were trying to ascertain what instructions had been given to the young man.

“The behavior of bulls is unpredictable. A bull always need to be isolated or a worker ought to be accompanied by another employee,” she added.

Police are treating the young man’s death as a work-related accident.

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