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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Apr 09, 2010
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Animal: Elephant
Animal Disposition: other

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Irem Shrine Circus

Category: Attack resulting in human death
Species: Elephant

Summary: Elephant is startled and kicks trainer. Trainer dies at scene. Elephant was part of the Irem Shrine Circus but not performing at the time of the incident. Police Lt. Steven Olshefski said the investigation is being conducted by Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Source: Philly.com

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