Shark handling is dangerous

September 23, 2014

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  • 28k66 Injuries to Persons
  • 28k66.9 Other Particular Animals

09-23-14Doctrine of primary assumption of risk barred shark handler’s assistant’s recovery from shark owner for shark bite assistant received while lifting shark from aquarium; owner recognized that expertise was necessary for dangerous task of handling shark, owner hired company that was known as expert in handling sharks, and, thus, owner owed no duty to protect employee of company from danger that he was employed to confront.

Rosenbloom v. Hanour Corp., 78 Cal.Rptr.2d 686, (Cal. App. 4 Dist., 1998)