OSHA Opens Probe Into Disney Monorail Death

The Classic Disney Monorail. Pretty in Green.
The Classic Disney Monorail. Pretty in Green.

Folks are hassling Disney over one Monorail accident. The only real accident they’ve ever had, since 1955. That 54 years these things have been operation, and now more are in operation in every Disney park, around the world, than ever before. And they’ve had one accident. Amtrak doesn’t have that kind of record. The MARTA doesn’t have that kind of record. They’ve had plenty of accidents.

The autopsy report is in for the Monorail driver. Toxicology report is not in, and won’t be for weeks. And wouldn’t include texting. There’s no real test for that.
The Classic Disneyland Monorail Crossing the Autopia.
The Classic Disneyland Monorail Crossing the Autopia.

Yeah, that’s right. The only death that has occurred on a Disney Monorail–anywhere, as far as I know–since they’ve been operating. OSHA has felt it was important enough to open a government probe!

A Monorail Specific Ticket for People Who Just Wanna Ride the Monorail.
A Monorail Specific Ticket for People Who Just Wanna Ride the Monorail.

On the other hand, there have been hundreds, if not thousands, of fatalities on Amtrak. OSHA been probing Amtrak?

No.

More on the Disney World Monorail System from Wikipedia.

 UPDATE:  Video of the Crash Aftermath is Now Online.

 

2 Responses to “OSHA Opens Probe Into Disney Monorail Death”


  1. 1 Ran July 15, 2009 at 2:04 am

    The NTSB has jurisdiction over Amtrak accidents, and investigates on every occasion there is an accident.


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