ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — A cow fell on a man at a dairy farm early Friday, sending him to a local provisional trauma center via helicopter after the apparent milking-related incident, a St. Lucie County Fire District spokeswoman said.
Fire District crews responded at 3:56 a.m. to the incident in the 16000 block of Okeechobee Road, Fire District spokeswoman Catherine Chaney said.
“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.”
The man, who is in his early 30s, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. He was flown to the hospital because the area where the accident occurred -- near the St. Lucie/Okeechobee county line -- is so far from a hospital.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the cow was injured.
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