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Co Tyrone farmer dies after bull attack

A farmer has died after being attacked by a bull in Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

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Police shot the bull after consultation with the vet and members of the family
Police shot the bull after consultation with the vet and members of the family

The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) is warning farmers to take extreme caution, following the death of a farmer who was attacked by a bull.

 

The incident took place in the Aughnacloy area of Co Tyrone on Saturday, April 23.

 

Risk

 

Inspector Keith Jamieson from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said: "Police attended and after consultation with the vet and members of the family, police shot the bull as it posed a risk.

 

"The office of the Police Ombudsman has been informed of the incident."

 

The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) said: "HSENI can confirm it is investigating the death of a farmer in an incident involving a bull on Saturday April 23 at a farm in the Aughnacloy area, Co. Tyrone.

 

"Our thoughts are with the family involved at this most difficult time.”

 

Last week, a 61-year-old grandmother died after being trampled by a cow whilst out walking with her family in Northumberland.

 

 


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HSE guidelines to take care when dealing with bulls

Always

  • Work out an escape route or refuge before working with bulls
  • Use well-designed facilities
  • Regularly check and maintain facilities such as the crush, gates and fences

Never

  • Turn your back on a bull
  • Trust a bull
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