4 Dec 2009

Charges over tiger handler's death

5:31 pm on 4 December 2009

The Department of Labour is laying charges over the death of tiger handler Dalu MnCube earlier this year at Whangarei's Zion Wildlife Gardens.

The charges under the Health and Safety in Employment Act relate to a failure to take practicable steps to ensure employee safety.

The department will not be naming who is being charged until their first court appearance.

Mr MnCube was fatally mauled by a white Bengal tiger at the park in May.