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[4 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
United Safety Council Awards Walt Disney World Resort for Exceptional Safety Work

Four Walt Disney World Resort teams and an individual cast member were recently recognized for their commitment to safety by the United Safety Council.
The teams and the cast member were awarded with a Safety Achievement award for their work over the past year.
The awards were for cast member engagement, safety walks, safety committees, and leadership involvement.
Tony’s Town Square in the Magic Kingdom was given the Gold Award, the Epcot Food & Beverage Team earned the Silver Award, The Land Agricultural Sciences Team was given the Bronze Award, and the Magic …

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[17 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Primeval Whirl to Reopen This Weekend, Disney Cited for Safety Violations

After staying closed through the summer following the tragic death of maintenance worker Russell Roscoe, Disney has announced that the Animal Kingdom attraction Primeval Whirl is expected to reopen this weekend. The Walt Disney World attraction originally closed in January for refurbishment.
On March 13, tragedy struck when Roscoe was killed by one of the ride’s vehicles while performing a “wet test” on the attraction. Following the incident, OSHA has cited Walt Disney World for safety violations.
Fined $69,000 in total by OSHA, Walt Disney World was issued a “serious” citation because …

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[22 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
Disneyland’s Classic “Alice in Wonderland” Attraction Closes Temporarily

After the “California Department of Occupational Safety and Health” inspectors noted a lack of handrails needed for maintenance crews who work on an elevated segment of the ride, Disney voluntarily shut down the classic “Alice in Wonderland” attraction which debuted at the park in 1958. A crew is currently installing safety barriers that were recommended by the inspectors to prevent workers from falling off the elevated portion of the ride & Disney hopes to reopen the attraction within several weeks. Disney officials note that the closure was voluntary, which took …