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Steer attacks teacher at US meat processing class

Steer attacks, injures instructor in meat processing class in US By The Associated Press

SHELBY, Ohio (AP) ' Officials at a U.S. vocational school say a steer attacked an instructor during a meat processing class, and students quickly closed a gate to block the animal and called emergency services.

WJW-TV in Cleveland reports that Bill Kucic was leading the 1,200-pound (544-kilogram) steer to be killed when it turned on him in a chute and flipped him into the air last week at the Ohio school.

The school's superintendent says Kucic hit his head and suffered cuts and broken bones. He was in fair condition at a hospital Thursday.

Investigators say the chute or students' voices may have spooked the steer. It was later killed.

The school is considering changing how livestock are brought to slaughter there.

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