ROSEVILLE – A dog attack sent three people to the hospital on Thursday, two of whom were caseworkers for Muskingum County Children Services.
The caseworkers were visiting a home on Leffler Road when the attack occurred. Both suffered multiple bite wounds, as did an unknown person who was visiting the home, and were transported to Bethesda Hospital.
Dave Boyer, director of children services, said there is always a possibility of caseworkers experiencing dangerous situations while on the job.
“Any time you go out into the field, you never know what you could be walking into,” he said.
Boyer saw both caseworkers in the emergency room, calling it “a pretty bloody scene.”
All caseworkers with children services get 90 hours of training in their first year and 60 hours of training each following year, which include preparations for how to manage and deescalate dangerous situations.
Both caseworkers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to recover. The condition of the third victim is unknown.