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NTSB Report on Fatal Monorail Accident to be delayed

Update: Apparently this news is no news at all. For NTSB is still on their approximately 1 year from incident timeline for the accident. For a while lit looked like the NTSB report on the Disney World fatal monorail accident would be swift in coming.… Read More »NTSB Report on Fatal Monorail Accident to be delayed

NTSB Updates Monorail Investigation Progress

In a letter sent to the local press today the NTSB has updated the status of the investigation into the Monorail accident of July 5th at Walt Disney World. In addition to interviews with the employees involved, they’ve begun to review documents provided by Walt Disneyworld.

Interestingly the letter claims they’ve received ‘most’ of what they requested. This includes: “employee records showing training, work history and work hours; monorail standard operating procedures; and mechanical maintenance and inspection history of the trains and switch mechanism.” The investigators are being thorough, that’s good to see. Let’s hope they’re also looking at comparisons to historical practices versus what was in place at the parks at the time.

Look for the report to be finished in about 6 months.

The full text of the letter is below the cut:

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What should Disney change after Monorail Death?

Many voices in the theme park industry and across Disneyana are beginning to struggle with what should happen next at Walt Disney World. What should happen now that a life has been tragically and unnecessarily lost? I’m not yet ready to make any suggestions asĀ … Read More »What should Disney change after Monorail Death?