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Accident: 201183423 - Employee Is Injured When Mauled By Tiger At Zoo

Accident: 201183423 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 12/22/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30739680412/26/20068422San Francisco Zoological Society Dba S. F. Zoo
Employee #1, an animal keeper at the San Francisco zoo, had just finished feeding the large cats. She was outside of the cage of a Siberian tiger but was in a zone where the tiger could reach through or under the cage bars. The tiger reached out and mauled the employee. A coworker was able to get the tiger to release its grip on Employee #1. She was hospitalized with her injuries.
Keywords: animal handler, struck by, tiger
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307396804 Hospitalized injury Other Animal caretakers, except farm

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