Space Mountain Reopens at Disneyland
One of Disneyland’s most popular rides has reopened after the company declined to appeal a workplace safety case.
The Orange County Register reports Space Mountain reopened Friday evening.
The attraction was closed in April after state officials said safety rules were violated when a contractor fell and suffered broken bones while cleaning Space Mountain’s slanted roof.
The contract company was fined nearly $61,000 for the safety violations. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health proposed a nearly $235,000 penalty against Disney in connection with the contractor’s injury.
Disney did not appeal by Friday’s deadline.
Disney closed two other rides — the Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland and Soarin’ Over California in Disney California Adventure — to evaluate the safety of employees who maintain them.
Both attractions have reopened.
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