German police say dead cow kicked slaughterhouse worker

Published 02-22-2019

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BERLIN (AP) - Police in southern Germany say a slaughterhouse worker suffered serious injuries after being kicked in the face by a dead cow.

In a statement, police said the cow was "killed according to regulations" early Thursday at an abattoir in Aalen, and hung from a meat hook for further processing.

Police said the carcass then kicked the man in the face, apparently due to a nerve impulse that experts say isn't uncommon.

The 41-year-old worker was hospitalized.

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