Amusement park employee gored by wildebeest

Some jobs require specialized training in order to do them safely and properly. But sometimes, even the most well-trained or careful employees can end up in situations that lead to injuries or death. A workplace accident can have far-reaching consequences, so it is important for everyone to be as careful as possible while working. Our Houston readers might be interested in this story out of Utah about an employee being injured by an animal she was feeding.

A 28-year-old woman who was feeding a wildebeest at and Utah amusement park was gored by the animal. Authorities stated that the woman had a severe laceration on her thigh. She was taken to a Utah hospital where she is listed in serious but stable condition.

The employee was in the animal pen when she accidentally touched its horn. No other incidents have been reported. The amusement park houses a variety of exotic animals on its grounds. Utah’s occupational health and safety were reviewing if there were any other issues involved.

The injuries to the amusement park employee could result in a claim for expenses and lost wages. However, the situation could have been made worse had the employee died or the animal injured a visitor at the park. Anyone who is injured on the job, or family members of those killed, can pursue compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, expenses incurred as a result of the accident and loss of companionship. Attorneys will guide you every step of the way with compassion and a commitment to your peace of mind and financial stability after such bizarre yet tragic accidents.

Source:, “Wildebeest gores zookeeper at Utah amusement park” No author given, Aug. 20, 2013