Kiama Woolworths shop assistant wins payout after bird strikes on her way to work

 In Australia, NewZealand, Woolworths
Woolworths has been ordered to compensate a staffer at its Kiama store after the woman’s eye was "severely injured" by a vicious swooping bird known to guard the entryway to the shopping complex. Anita Smith was almost inside the Kiama Village Shopping Centre when the bird, a native peewee, set her in its sights on May 14.
She required surgery in mid-July to repair the resulting injury, described in a compensation claim as an "inturned central part of the right eye flap".
Ms Smith, a customer service officer for the supermarket since 2010, was among at least 10 people who required medical attention as a result of the bird’s attacks, according to an area ophthalmologist interviewed by Fairfax at the time.  Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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