Farmer Killed In Dairy Industry Accident

Local police described such incidents as 'occupational hazards'
Bull Dairy Industry Accident
The incident was reportedly the bull's first sign of aggression

A 68-year-old dairy farmer has met an untimely death in Upstate New York, after being gored by a bull on his farm.

Incident

The bull reportedly gored Eugene Wolfert multiple times while he appears to have been feeding cattle.

According to police, emergency responders arrived to Wolfert's home early Tuesday morning.

County Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr. said: "When the EMS crews arrived, death was obvious, so at that point the coroner was contacted."

Dairy Industry News
Human injury - in addition to that of cattle - is not unfrequent in the dairy industry

'Hazard'

Devlin described human-animal accidents as an 'occupational hazard' of the animal agriculture industry.

He added: "We've had instances in the past where people have been attacked by aggressive farm animals, but as far as deaths, I don't recall any specific instances."

Despite this being the animal's first sign of aggression, he has since been euthanized.

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