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Report: Bitten and struck by animal at Palm Valley Animal Center in Edinburg, Texas

DATE: 02/02/17

On February 2, 2017, at about 5:00 p.m., an employee was attempting to euthanize a possum when it bit the employee’s right hand and scratched the employee’s right arm. The employee was hospitalized.

Report ID 2017021052  
Date 02/02/2017  
UPA 1181001  
Inspection 1212731  
Primary NAICS 541940  
Nature 138 Multiple types of open wounds
Part of Body 4810 Hand(s) and arm(s), unspecified
Source 5159 Mammals, n.e.c.
Event 1381 Bitten and struck by animal
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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