According to reports, a butcher died trying to kill a pig in Hong Kong on Friday.
According to police, the butcher aged 61 was beaten to death by the struggling pig. He was also injured by a 15-inch meat cutter.
CNN reports that the butcher had already killed the pig using an electric stun gun. He was about to finish the job when the animal regained consciousness and knocked him unconscious.
A colleague discovered the man unconscious, with a cut on his left foot and a knife in his hand. The man was taken to the hospital, where he was later declared dead.
Hong Kong police stated that the cause of death was not yet determined.
The Sheung Shui slaughterhouse was located in the northern outskirts Hong Kong, close to the border with mainland China.
According to reports, the Labour department in Hong Kong launched an investigation.
It expressed its sorrow at the loss and offered its deepest sympathies to his family.
The department stated that they would complete the investigation as quickly as possible in order to determine the cause of the accident and ascertain liability for duty holders.
“If there is a violation of the work safety legislation, we will take appropriate legal action.”