Zookeeper injured by rhino; zoo cited by OSHA
News reports say Archie, a 50-year-old male Southern white rhinoceros, struck the zookeeper with his horn on Feb. 26. She was treated for her injuries at a local hospital and released after several days.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued a statement at the time that Archie was never out of his enclosure and had no posed a threat to public safety.
OSHA cited the zoo for failing to protect workers from recognized hazards when employees train and feed the rhinos, and for not notifying OSHA within 24 hours of the employee's hospitalization, as required. Proposed penalties are $14,661.
Archie has been at the Jacksonville Zoo since 1975.