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Do farm workers need new Health and Safety Guidelines

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Do farm workers need new Health and Safety Guidelines

Such as
"Do not step in front of a charging cow" or "How to annoy a cow in one easy lesson"
Obviously one feels sorry for the farmworker in this instance but really (assuming the report is accurate)
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He was catapulted 5ft (1.5m) in the air injuring his shoulder and hip when he stepped in the path of a female cow angry at having its calf taken away.
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A farm worker had been rounding up animals and had taken a calf from its mother, causing the animal to become distressed.
Mr Clemens stepped into the path of the charging cow, which then began jumping on him when he landed.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7568964.stm
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Re: Do farm workers need new Health and Safety Guidelines

I'm not or ever have been a farm worker, and have little knowledge of the ways of milk and meat production but, does anybody else feel sorry for the cow, which was probably only doing what came naturally to her?
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Re: Do farm workers need new Health and Safety Guidelines

Perhaps the Cow will get 150000 compensation, more need than him
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Re: Do farm workers need new Health and Safety Guidelines

Was this farmworker a trainee bull fighter?

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Re: Do farm workers need new Health and Safety Guidelines

Unusual for a farm worker but he seems to share what I believe is the general public’s view that cows are harmless. I'm not a farm worker but live in a rural area where I hear of many injuries and even fatalities caused by people careless enough to walk their dogs through a herd of cows that have calves. The cows see the dog as a predator among them and will attack. They have very strong protection instincts and I can imagine that separating a cow from it's calf can be quite a dangerous procedure
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Re: Do farm workers need new Health and Safety Guidelines

Only a fool would walk near calves - especially with a dog!
Cows on their own are totally gormless and perfectly safe - even with a dog loose.
The main danger is the cowpats  Grin

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Specially when I was young and we used to put bangers in them - those were the good old days  Crazy
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thought you normally put them on barbecues, at least we so down south east before we eat them Grin Grin Grin Roll eyes
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Quote from: axisofevil
Only a fool would walk near calves - especially with a dog!

Herdsmen excepted?