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Oregon Rancher Killed By Cow At Cattle Auction

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon rancher has died after some loose cows at a cattle auction threw him in the air and sent him tumbling head-first onto the pavement of a parking lot.

The owner of the weekly livestock auction, Bruce Anderson, said three cows got loose as they were being loaded into a truck Saturday in Eugene. He called it a "horrible, horrible accident."

Anderson said McCarl, who was in his 70s, probably came over to help with the loose cows when one of the animals tossed him. He died Sunday at a Springfield hospital.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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