Man hurt at rodeo

Isis Town and Country - - News - By LEAH KIDD

A MAN re­mains in Bund­aberg Hos­pi­tal after a bull es­caped from its gate at the Ap­ple Tree Creek Rodeo leav­ing an event worker with a frac­tured skull and punc­tured lung.

Rodeo sub-com­mit­tee chair Doug Schofield said the in­jured man was 58-year-old pen­ciller Greg Brown, from Beaudesert.

Mr Schofield said Mr Brown was stand­ing in the ring with the judges and other event work­ers when the gate of the chute be­came lose and the bull es­caped.

He said bulls were never nor­mally let out un­til a rider was on them or those in the ring were in­formed.

Mr Schofield said if a bull were to be in the ring un­ex­pect­edly, a worker would yell out “turn out”.

“But it was purely an ac­ci­dent that the bull was out,” Mr Schofield said.

The in­jured man was trans­ferred to Bund­aberg Hos­pi­tal on Satur­day where he re­mains in a now sta­ble con­di­tion.

A spokesman for the hos­pi­tal yes­ter­day said the man re­mained “un­der ob­ser­va­tion”.

Kath­leen Vaughan, of the Isis Dis­trict P.A & I So­ci­ety de­clined com­ment on the in­ci­dent and re­ferred the com­ment to Pearl Bougoure of the Cen­tral Rodeo and Cow­boy As­so­ci­a­tion (CRCA).

Ms Bougoure said she did not at­tend the event and also de­clined com­ment.

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