A butcher died whereas making an attempt to slaughter a pig in Hong Kong on Friday, the town’s police mentioned.

The 61-year-old butcher, who labored within the Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse on the town’s northern outskirts near its border with mainland China, was knocked to the bottom by the struggling pig and sustained a wound from a 40 centimeter (15 inch) meat cleaver, police instructed CNN.
The butcher had been about to kill the pig – which he had already shot with an electrical stun gun – when it regained consciousness and knocked him over, police mentioned.

A colleague discovered the person unconscious with the cleaver in his hand and a wound on his left foot, police mentioned. He was taken to hospital and was later licensed lifeless.

The police power mentioned the reason for dying has but to be decided.

Town’s Labour Division mentioned it has launched an investigation.

“The Labour Division is saddened by the dying of the individual and expresses its deepest sympathy to his household,” it mentioned in an announcement.

“We’ll full the investigation as quickly as potential to establish the reason for the accident, confirm the legal responsibility of the obligation holders and advocate enchancment measures. We’ll take actions pursuant to the regulation if there may be any violation of the work security laws,” a division spokesman mentioned.

Town’s Meals and Environmental Hygiene Division, which manages livestock slaughterhouses, provided its condolences to the person’s household in an announcement.

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