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Inspection: 2020220 - New York Zoological Society

Inspection Information - Office: Bayside

Nr: 2020220Report ID: 0215600Open Date: 08/01/1985

New York Zoological Society
185th Street And Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10460
Union Status: Union
SIC: 8422/Arboreta and Botanical or Zoological Gardens
Mailing: 185th Street And Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/02/1985
Close Case:10/02/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360664163    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14486120Event: 07/29/1985Zoo Keeper Attacked And Killed By Two Siberian Tigers
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS INSTRUCTED TO CHECK ON THE LOCATION OF A TIGER. IF THE TIGER HAD MOVED FROM A HOLDING PEN TO THE EXHIBITION AREA, SHE WAS INSTRUCTED TO CLOSE THE DOOR BETWEEN THE TWO AREAS FROM OUTSIDE THE FENCES. FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, THE EMPLOYEE UNLOCKED, AND ACCOMPANIED BY A TRAINEE, ENTERED THE EXHIBITION AREA. THEY HAD WALKED ABOUT 25 FEET ALONG THE FENCE WHEN THE KEEPER WAS ATTACKED BY TWO SIBERIAN TIGERS. ONE TIGER BIT HER ON THE NECK, CRUSHING THE VERTEBRA AND KILLING HER. THE TRAINEE WAS NOT INJURED.
Keywords: work rules, crushed, animal bite, neck, vertebra, tiger
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 2020220 Fatality Cancer Occupation not reported

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