Owners of Maine elephant sanctuary where caretaker was killed will not be cited

March 13, 2015 8:15 PM

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PORTLAND, Maine — The owners of an elephant sanctuary where a caretaker died after apparently being stepped on will not be cited by federal workplace safety regulators.

In a March 4 letter to Hope Elephants, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommended that workers not be in the same unrestricted space as elephants except in rare circumstances. The letter was provided Friday to The Associated Press.

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