Last month, it was reported that one of Disneyland’s most popular attractions, Space Mountain, had closed as a precautionary measure due to OSHA citations after an injury of a contractor. Today, thankfully, the attraction has officially been reopened. The reopening came after the Walt Disney company decided not to appeal a workplace safety case. According to the Orange County Register, Space Mountain reopened Friday evening (May 3, 2013). Disneyland’s Space Mountain was closed in April after state officials deemed that safety rules were violated after a contractor fell and suffered broken bones while cleaning the attraction’s slanted roof.
As a result of the incidents, the contract company was fined nearly $61,000 for the safety violations. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health also proposed a penalty of almost $235,000 against Disney as a result of the contractor’s injury.
The Walt Disney company had until last friday to appeal but decided against it. The company did, however, report that they would continue to meet with the state agency regarding the citations. Disney closed two other attractions, the Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland and Soarin’ Over California in Disney California Adventure, last month to evaluate the safety of employees who maintain them. Both of these attractions have also reopened.