Temporary DOH worker bit by copperhead snake at Capitol Complex

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A temporary state DOH worker was recovering Thursday afternoon after he was bitten by a copperhead snake late Wednesday night at the State Capitol Complex.

A memo sent to employees warned that the man was exiting the fire escape door on the Piedmont side of Building 5 when a snake attacked him.

The employee was exiting the fire escape door on the Piedmont side of the building beside of Communications Division near the Building 7 restrooms when the snake struck.

The memo warned employees to exercise caution when walking around the Capitol Complex, and to contact Protective Services if a snake was encountered.

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