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Cow breaks Connecticut farm worker’s jaw

ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A worker at a Connecticut dairy farm was taken to the hospital with a broken jaw after being head-butted by a cow.

Seth Bahler, owner of Oakridge Dairy Farm in Ellington, tells the Journal Inquirer the 23-year-old man suffered the injury at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday when a cow swung its head and hit the man in the face.

The victim was flown to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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The man’s name was not made public, but Bahler says he is a local resident who has worked at the farm for about five years. He called it a ‘‘freak accident.’’

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The 2,900-acre Oakridge Dairy Farm is the largest dairy farm in the state with 2,400 cows that produce 25,000 gallons of milk a day.

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Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com