MIAMI (AP) - SeaWorld has filed a complaint that alleges a government investigator who probed a SeaWorld trainer's death engaged in unethical conduct by fraternizing with
The six-page complaint, sent to the Labor Department on Thursday, says that SeaWorld believes Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigator Lara Padgett "violated the Standards of Ethical Conduct for government employees."
Padgett investigated the
Brancheau was pulled into a pool by a 12,000-pound killer whale named Tilikum and drowned.
The complaint also includes what it says are examples of Padgett's violations of federal statute, such as posting critical comments about SeaWorld on social media and pictures of her
A spokesman for OSHA's inspector general's office declined to comment.
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