NSW man injured in cattle-loading incident

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A man is recovering in hospital after he was seriously injured in a cattle-loading incident near Warialda on Sunday afternoon.

The man in his 30s was loading a cattle truck when he was hit by a cow.

He suffered serious chest injuries during the incident

The man was taken to Tamworth hospital soon after the incident but was later transferred to John Hunter Hospital for specialist treatment.

Cattle producers, livestock transport operators, and animal handlers are at risk of serious injury when loading or unloading cattle on properties or at saleyards.

These risks include being crushed, kicked or trampled and may lead to serious injury or even death.

In the ten-year period from 2005 to 2014, 36 percent of injury claims in the agriculture industry were from cattle handling.

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