Safety Violations on 2 Disney Rides

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 @ 11:04 AM gHale

One of the larger automation practitioners, Disneyland Resorts, shut down two of its more popular rides on Friday for seven worker-safety violations after receiving citations from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA).

Space Mountain and Soarin’ Over California ended up closed voluntarily by park officials after receiving the citations. The Matterhorn also closed, but has re-opened.

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A contractor working on Space Mountain ended up seriously injured late last year while working on the building’s exterior.

While investigating that accident, Cal/OSHA found Disneyland failed to correct fall hazards on Space Mountain detailed in a report issued in 2006.

“Furthermore, Disneyland Resort failed to have approved anchorages or approved tie-backs for contract employees to attach to when performing scheduled exterior building maintenance,” Cal/OSHA officials wrote on the agency’s website.

Cal/OSHA is proposing $234,850 in fines for Disneyland Resorts.

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