From 1990 through 2012, there have been two human deaths resulting from exotic animal incidents (including reptiles):
2007 a woman died resulting from an incident with her wolf hybrids.
2001 a trainer died resulting from injuries sustained from a Bengal tiger.
During that same time period, there have been eleven injuries from exotic animals of all types; one of these incidents involved a large constrictor.
All of these incidents involved the animal’s owner, keeper or trainer. Not one of these incidents involved any member of the public.