Disney settles in 03′ Disneyland death

Disney has settled with the family of the man who died in an accident on Big Thunder Railroad at Disneyland in 2003. As part of the settlement Disney has made a public acknowledgement that they were at fault for faulty maintenance of the attraction.

Terms of the settlement were confidential.
But Torres’ family said it would take $500,000 from the settlement to
establish a memorial scholarship at Brooks College for aspiring
animators. Torres graduated from the school and planned on a career in
animation.

Since this accident Disney has developed a closer relationship with the DOSH even going above the call after the California Screamin’ Coaster accident. I hope they’ve devoted the necessary resources to preventative maintenance too.

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