Pig Kills Butcher: Chinese Man Killed By Pig He Was About The Slaughter
A butcher at a Chinese slaughterhouse has been killed after he was knocked to the ground by a pig he had stunned ready to kill. The pig struggled with the 61-year-old man before knocking him over where he was fatally wounded with his own meat cleaver.
According to local police, the butcher had previously shot the pig with an electric stun gun and was about to kill the animal before it regained consciousness and knocked him over.
The 61-year-old butcher was found by a colleague with a cleaver in his hand and a severe wound on his left foot. He was rushed to hospital but pronounced dead shortly after.
The incident took place at the Sheung Shui slaughterhouse on the northern outskirts of Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Labour department said: "We are saddened by the death and express our deepest sympathy to his family.
"We will complete the investigation as soon as possible to identify the cause of the accident, ascertain the liability of the duty holders and recommend improvement measures.
"We will take actions pursuant to the law if there is any violation of the work safety legislation."
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