Butcher dies after being knocked over by pig in Hong Kong | World News
A butcher is believed to have died while trying to slaughter a pig in Hong Kong last Friday.
According to city police, the 61-year-old butcher was knocked to the ground by the struggling pig and injured by a 15-inch butcher knife.
The butcher shot the pig with a stun gun and was about to kill the animal when it regained consciousness and knocked him over, according to CNN.
A colleague found the man unconscious with a wound to his left foot and a knife in his hand. He was taken to the hospital and later declared dead.
Hong Kong Police said the cause of death has yet to be determined.
Butchers work in the Sheung Shui slaughterhouse in the northern suburbs of Hong Kong, near the border with mainland China.
The Department of Labor in Hong Kong is said to have opened an investigation.
It said it was “deeply saddened by the death and expresses its deepest sympathies to his family”.
“We will complete the investigation as soon as possible to determine the cause of the accident, determine the responsibility of those on duty and recommend improvement measures,” the ministry said.
“We will take legal action if there are any violations of occupational safety laws.”