WATCH: “I’m thankful that it wasn’t fatal" - farm accident survivor


Alexander Martin was working in his Co. Down farm in May 2005 when he was seriously injured by a bull.

The farmer knew that a cow was almost ready for breeding and he was going get the bull out of the shed.

Alexander was standing behind the bull when the animal turned around and drove his head into the farmers back as he was trying to get away.

Alexander was pinned against the wall on his front side while the bull used his head to grind the back of his leg.

Attacked

It took only moments for the bull to regain his control, however, the damage was already done.

Alexander suffered heavy bruising and muscle injury to his leg. His collarbone had been broken in the attack. The recovery process took between three and six months before Alexander was fully recovered.

Alexander believes that if the bull had caught his back, the consequences would have been much worse. He couldn’t milk for 2-3 months as his arm was in a sling.

“I’m thankful that it wasn’t fatal,” he said. The accident has made Alexander more cautious – “I was caught even though I was watching him.” “Don’t take any risks that you can avoid” he warned.

Video Source: HSENIvideo\ Youtube

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