Teacher attacked in school by steer

Feb. 16, 2012 at 3:28 PM

SHELBY, Ohio, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- An Ohio vocational teacher leading a steer to slaughter in a meat processing class was attacked by the animal and hospitalized, the school said.

The accident occurred at Pioneer Career and Technology Center in Shelby, Ohio, in a class offering an understanding of start-to-finish meat cutting. Instructor Bill Kucic was leading a 1,200 pound steer from a holding pen into a narrow stall last week when the bull picked Kucic up with his horns and tossed him into the air.

School Superintendent Glenna Cannon told WJW-TV, "When he flipped, he hit his head. He had a few broken bones and some lacerations to his neck."

A student called 911, and another, acting on his classroom knowledge, closed a gate to keep the steer away from the injured teacher. Kucic was airlifted to a Columbus hospital.

The school is considering changes in the way livestock are brought to its slaughter room. The animal's demise was delayed by a day.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
TSU shooting: 1 dead, 1 wounded in third shooting this week at Houston campus
Listeria threat prompts Whole Foods cheese recall
Russia says missiles aimed at Syria did not land in Iran
Captive orca breeding banned at California's SeaWorld
Wrong drug used in Oklahoma execution