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Dreamworld theme park fined $2.5m over deaths of four

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

28th Sep, 2020. 11:45 am
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An Australian court has ordered the Dreamworld theme park operator to pay the fine of $2.5m over the deaths of four people on a malfunctioning water ride.

According to the details, Two women and two men identified as Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low died after raft crashed into another and overturned, crushing them. The incident happened in 2016.

The fine was followed by the findings that the operator had ignored warnings and not done safety checks. The company said in its statement that it accepted responsibility and had worked to improve safety standards.

Dreamworld briefly shut down for six weeks after the accident in 2016, during which it demolished the ride. But the company, also faced serious criticism for trying to re-open before the funerals had taken place. The leadership said a new leadership had driven complete mend of safety procedures at the theme park.
According to the reports, the accident at Australia’s biggest theme park was caused by a pump that malfunctioned near the end of the ride.
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