Man killed in Cherryville farming accident

A 49-year-old man from Yellowknife was killed in an accident involving a cow (not the one pictured) earlier this month in Cherryville.
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CHERRYVILLE - A Yellowknife man was killed earlier this month when a cow head-butted him at a farm in Cherryville.

Allen Donald Powder, 49, was working on the farm July 1, moving cows from one corral to another with the help of another man.

According to the B.C. Coroners Service, one of the cows became agitated and aggressive. It turned on Powder and head-butted him.

Powder ran a short distance and climbed over a fence, but then collapsed and could not be resuscitated. His family has been notified of his death.

The Coroners Service and WorkSafe B.C. continue to investigate Powder’s death.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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