WILKES-BARRE - Details are emerging as authorities continue to investigate the death of a circus elephant handler in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Andrew Anderton was killed Friday by Dumbo the elephant while the two were alone in the rear of the Pennsylvania National Guard's 109th Field Artillery Armory.
The pair had been performing all week in the Irem Shrine Circus.
A circus official told the "Wilkes-Barre Times Leader" he thinks Anderton was trying to repair some electrical wires in Dumbo's area when sparks spooked the animal.
Anderton died of multiple traumatic injuries.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is looking into the accident.
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