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    8 years 1 month ago #35261 by Michael
    One of my friends over at DAK left me a voice-mail last night that saying that cars were running on the track (empty) and when he asked why he was told that they are preparing for approval (whatever that means). Probably has something to do with OSHA.

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    8 years 1 month ago #35338 by peanut_bunny_2
    Disney just got fined $69,000 for safety hazards by OSHA.

    In the report that I read said that Primeval Whirl will reopen this weekend.

    Here is the story:

    OSHA fines Disney World $69,000 for safety violations
    by Leah Zanolla
    Sep 17, 2011

    The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has fined Walt Disney World $69,000 in conjunction with several safety violations related to the death of a cast member. 52-year-old Russell Roscoe, a mechanic, was injured while performing tests on Primeval Whirl at Disney's Animal Kingdom on March 13, 2011. Roscoe later died from those injuries.

    Walt Disney World was charged with a "serious violation" because they "did not furnish employment and a place of employment which were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees." In addition, they were cited for issues related to safety equipment and guardrail violations.

    While Disney doesn't say if they will appeal the findings, they did announce Primeval Whirl would reopen this weekend after being closed since January of this year. Disney spokesperson Bryan Malenius said, "We have conducted a thorough internal review of the incident and have implemented several safety enhancements to Primeval Whirl, which address the concerns raised by OSHA."

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    8 years 4 weeks ago #35339 by Michael
    Thanks for posting the news.

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