Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Cited for Lax Worker Safety
A top federal regulator recently cited popular Orlando amusement parks SeaWorld and Walt Disney World for poor commitments to worker safety, pointing to recent deaths at both theme parks. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulator said that he was putting Florida theme parks “on notice” following several amusement park accidents that led to serious injuries or fatalities in recent months.
Representatives from both Orlando amusement parks vehemently denied that worker safety isn’t a priority in their parks despite the deaths of four workers in the last year. Each death prompted an OSHA investigation, which resulted in a $35,200 fine to Disney for the death of a Monorail worker and ongoing investigations for the other three fatal amusement park accidents.
Few of the millions of people who flock to Orlando amusement parks each year see the sometimes dangerous conditions that theme park workers experience every day. If you or a close family member has been injured in a theme park accident, call 888-425-2004 to schedule a free consultation with Orlando amusement park accident lawyer James O. Cunningham.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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