19 Nov '11, 7am

A deadly beef: Man dies after being crushed by a falling cow

LONDON - A 23-year-old abattoir worker has died after being crushed by a cow carcass at his workplace in Scotland. The young man, who has not been named, was taken to hospital after the incident but died from his injuries. It is believed he was trapped when the heavy carcass fell on top of him. He suffered serious head injuries in the accident, which happened at the Sandyford abattoir in Paisley, Renfrewshire, just after 1 pm on Thursday (9 pm Thursday, Singapore time). The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been informed about the death and is looking into the circumstances. Strathclyde Police said an investigation had been launched and a report would be sent to the procurator fiscal. A spokesman said: "A 23-year-old man sustained serious injuries after being crushed by the carcass of a cow at Sandyford abattoir in Paisley at around 1.05 pm. "He was taken to the Royal ...

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