The residents of Texas may be interested to learn about a recent case brought against a Pittsburgh zoo after a child died after falling through a viewing window into an exhibit containing aggressive creatures. In their wrongful death claim, the family claims that the zoo did not provide sufficient netting or adequate railings around the exhibit. In addition, they allege that the zoo equipped its employees with blank tranquilizer guns and failed to acknowledge the warnings from another employee who witnessed the parents lifting up their children over the low railings on numerous occasions to view the animals.
Dangerous property conditions often lead to serious injuries or death. In cases of the zoo exhibits, the creatures in the exhibit were considered highly dangerous. The Pittsburgh accident allegedly happened because the railings were too low and inadequately maintained. One unprotected window with a central view of the display reportedly enticed the visitors to take a closer look at the animals but did not provide sufficient protection.