WILLIAMSBURG - A Colonial Williamsburg worker needed stitches after being kicked in the head and stepped on by a horse on Wednesday morning.

Spokesman Jim Bradley said the coach and livestock employee was hurt during the routine loading of horses into a trailer.

'The employee was knocked off balance as the horse backed down the ramp leading to the trailer,' he explained.

Williamsburg Fire and Rescue was called to happened at Nassau and Francis streets and decided to take her to Riverside Regional Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.

Eric Stone with Williamsburg fire department stated medics felt she needed to be taken to the hospital for observation.

Bradley said the employee received stitches for a cut and was released.

All appropriate safety procedures were followed throughout the incident, he stressed.

Colonial Williamsburg reopened Wednesday following Hurricane Sandy and officials reported the storm caused no damage.

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