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Elderly man transported to MWHC after incident with cow

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An elderly man has been transported to Mary Washington Hospital after a cow pinned him against a fence Thursday afternoon.

The incident, which occurred around 2 p.m., happened at the Fredericksburg Livestock Exchange on Summit Street in Fredericksburg.

According to deputy fire chief Mike Jones, the 80-year-old man sustained significant trauma to his head, hip and legs.

The cow, which weighed about 700 pounds, pinned the man to the fence while being forced through a livestock maze.

According to Jones, the incident is a workplace injury and OSHA has been called.


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