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Accident: 843045 - Employee Killed When Bit On Neck By Liger

Accident: 843045 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 10/20/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1801353210/26/19928422Big R Ranch Safari
Employee #1 and the owner were moving a liger -- a large cat that is half lion and half tiger -- from one cage to another through an aisleway that was enclosed and separated from the workers. The liger went into the appropriate cage, but before his hind feet were completely in the cage, Employee #1 unfastened the cage door and attempted to close it. The liger spun around, grabbed the employee and bit him in the neck, then dragged him inside the cage. Employee #1 was dead when the rescue squad arrived.
Keywords: animal handler, animal bite, neck, tiger
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18013532 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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