Not "the happiest place on earth" for employees
Disneyland closes rides after OSHA citations
Several rides at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim remain closed in the wake of seven safety citations issued against the park by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA).
The injury of an employee who was performing maintenance work on Disneyland's famed Space Mountain attraction in November caught the attention of the agency, which subsequently investigated safety issues at the theme park. Cal/OSHA found that Disneyland Resorts failed to provide contractor HSG, Inc. written assurance that all of Space Mountain's safety devices and equipment were adequate before HSG, Inc. employees used them to clean the exterior of the attraction.
Other violations were for Disneyland's failure to have guardrails at elevated work locations; failure to have an injury and illness prevention program; failure to keep records for HVAC system inspections; and failure to ensure that fire extinguishers were checked yearly.
Space Mountain, Soarin’ over California, and the Matterhorn were voluntarily closed by officials until issues could be addressed; the Matterhorn has since reopened.
According to the Cal/OSHA website, an employee of a contractor was injured while performing building maintenance.
“We have received notification of the citations and are working with OSHA to fully review them,” according to a statement by the company.
There is no work from Disney on when Space Mountain or Soarin' over California may re-open.