SeaWorld fined for failure to train workers interacting with killer whales


A California safety administration has cited SeaWorld San Diego for failing to train workers to safely interact with killer whales.

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, known as Cal/OSHA, issued four citations to the theme park (carrying a total of $25,770 in fines) for not making employees aware of potential hazards with the animals

SeaWorld plans to appeal, saying the citations show a “fundamental misunderstanding” of what’s needed to safely care for orcas.

Cal/OSHA’s investigation and subsequent citations were prompted by a complaint, which could have originated from an employee or someone outside the park. Its report covers an investigation period that began in November, and concluded with Wednesday’s citations. SeaWorld spokesperson Dave Koontz would not say how the complaint originated …

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