Zookeeper killed by tiger 'may have been tired from night feeds'
A zookeeper mauled to death by a tiger may have been tired after helping with night feeds for a serval kitten, an inquest has heard. Rosa King suffered significant injuries and died at the scene following the attack by a Malayan male called Cicip at Hamerton Zoo Park, Cambridgeshire, two years ago. The hearing in Huntingdon heard the 33-year-old appeared to have been trying to leave the tiger enclosure after cleaning its viewing windows when she was killed.
A British woman died when she fell onto a metal drinking straw that tore through her eye and pierced her brain, an inquest heard.
Elena Struthers-Gardner, 60, collapsed at her home in Poole, southern England, while carrying a mason-jar style drinking glass with a screw-top lid, the Independent reports.
The 24cms metal straw – held in place by the lid – caused a fatal brain injury after she fell last November.
The retired jockey had a history of falling stemming from spinal injuries she suffered in a riding accident.
Man killed in accident at Central Queensland coal mine
A man is killed in an accident at the Baralaba North mine in the Bowen Basin, just hours before another man suffers back and spinal injuries in a fall at an open-cut coal mine in the Whitsunday region.
Ms Struthers-Gardner’s wife, Mandy, told the inquest in a statement she didn’t hear the fatal fall but discovered her “making unusual gurgling noises” in the couple’s kitchen.
“Her glass cup was lying on the floor still intact and the straw was still in the jar. I noticed the straw was sticking in her head.”
After she called an ambulance, Ms Struthers-Gardner was taken to hospital but doctors were unable to save her.
Her life support was switched off the next day.
Medical staff “had never seen an injury like that,” Detective Inspector Wayne Seymour of Dorset Police said.
Circus stuntman knocked unconscious in second accident in days.
Ben Tang attempted to launch his motorbike across the Circus Rio arena in Adelaide when the stunt was mistimed and he hit his head on a metal pole. © Supplied A young stunt rider has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after the second frightening accident at an Adelaide circus in a week. Emergency crews were then rushed to Wiggly Reserve for the second time in four days to stabilise the stuntman before he was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Audience members were quickly ushered out from the circus and told the show would not go on after the incident.