September 18, 2009

Man injured by cow falling

Emergency responders said a Florida man sustained non-life-threatening injuries when a cow fell on him at a dairy farm.

St. Lucie County Fire District spokeswoman Catherine Chaney said crews responded to the dairy farm near the Okeechobee County line shortly before 4 a.m. Friday after receiving reports of a man being injured by a fallen cow, the Palm Beach Post reported Friday.

They were in the process of milking cows. That's why he was near a cow, Chaney said. He was out there milking cows and this one fell on him.

Chaney said the man was air lifted to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities did not say whether the cow was injured.