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(AARP)   Some odd medical claims include: 1,700 people that were struck by a cow and 200 were struck by a chicken   ( aarp.org) divider line
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2017-10-03 05:51:03 PM  
I guess I can kind of see the chicken getting loose and going after all those people, but, wow, that one cow really got around! You'd think after the thousandth person he struck they would have made more of an effort to catch her. The cow probably terrorized the town for months, striking at will.
 
2017-10-03 07:28:31 PM  
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Truly, modern society's greatest menace...
 
2017-10-03 07:42:33 PM  
How is it surprising?  It's not unusual for somebody that works with livestock to be kicked or hit by a cow or horse and injured...in fact, because they work in close proximity with them, I'm kind of surprised it's not more common.  They're big animals and maybe not so adept at moving in confined spaces.
 
2017-10-03 07:43:32 PM  
What about the guy struck by a turtle?
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2017-10-03 07:47:30 PM  
...in a row??
 
2017-10-03 08:02:19 PM  
Listen subby, when I hit a chicken or a cow, I expect them to hit back.  Otherwise, what's the point?
 
2017-10-03 08:14:39 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: [img.fark.net image 425x370]

Truly, modern society's greatest menace...


Oh, I don't know, this guy might have had something to do with that...
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/met Charlie Adler at AC this year. Nice guy.
 
2017-10-03 08:30:45 PM  
F*CK YOU, CHICKEN AND COW!!
 
2017-10-03 09:28:40 PM  
My personal favorite ICD-10 code is V97.33XD.  "Sucked into jet engine, subsequent encounter."
 
2017-10-03 09:30:53 PM  
Somebody should put that cow in a better pen or something.
 
2017-10-03 09:43:18 PM  
Struck by a chicken, eh?  More dangerous than it would seem:

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2017-10-03 10:35:50 PM  

Billy Liar: How is it surprising?  It's not unusual for somebody that works with livestock to be kicked or hit by a cow or horse and injured...in fact, because they work in close proximity with them, I'm kind of surprised it's not more common.  They're big animals and maybe not so adept at moving in confined spaces.


It's because farmers are stubborn SOB's. I've been kicked/stepped on numerous times. Most of the time you end up with a nice bruise and really sore for a couple of days. It's no use going to a doc because there's nothing they can do. Basically, unless a bone is sticking out or you're bleeding profusely, you just suck it up and move on.

/and head-butted too
//cows can be assholes
///three for tastey beef & cheese
 
2017-10-03 10:42:25 PM  

noneyourbase: My personal favorite ICD-10 code is V97.33XD.  "Sucked into jet engine, subsequent encounter."


I'd hate to be the insurance company that has to investigate that claim.
 
2017-10-03 11:12:59 PM  
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2017-10-04 12:13:25 AM  

noneyourbase: My personal favorite ICD-10 code is V97.33XD.  "Sucked into jet engine, subsequent encounter."


I'll raise V91.07XD "Burn due to water-skis on fire".
 
2017-10-04 08:20:26 AM  

Ivo Shandor: noneyourbase: My personal favorite ICD-10 code is V97.33XD.  "Sucked into jet engine, subsequent encounter."

I'll raise V91.07XD "Burn due to water-skis on fire".


There's a t-shirt for the water ski code!
 
2017-10-04 11:38:21 AM  

drogg: Billy Liar: How is it surprising?  It's not unusual for somebody that works with livestock to be kicked or hit by a cow or horse and injured...in fact, because they work in close proximity with them, I'm kind of surprised it's not more common.  They're big animals and maybe not so adept at moving in confined spaces.

It's because farmers are stubborn SOB's. I've been kicked/stepped on numerous times. Most of the time you end up with a nice bruise and really sore for a couple of days. It's no use going to a doc because there's nothing they can do. Basically, unless a bone is sticking out or you're bleeding profusely, you just suck it up and move on.

/and head-butted too
//cows can be assholes
///three for tastey beef & cheese


Good point.  That, I get.  I was thinking more of the people employed to work on the farms, most likely not on family farms.
 
2017-10-04 09:57:55 PM  

Billy Liar: Good point.  That, I get.  I was thinking more of the people employed to work on the farms, most likely not on family farms.


Ah. I see where you're coming from. My guess is that the same would apply. Dad's farm is small enough that there were never any employees. But there definitely is still that same "macho man" mentality on all farms, and when I worked construction, and many other fields. When you get to the slaughter house level, everything is big fencing & gates, so there is usually a physical barrier between your and the cows interactions. Also, as you pointed out earlier, you get good at reading a cows intentions & can take appropriate actions to minimize harm.
 
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