A newly released video is re-igniting a debate over safety at Sea World.
An administrative law judge has ruled that physical barriers between the whales and SeaWorld trainers would be a ‘feasible’ way to protect them.
The SeaWorld hearing in Orlando will last longer than expected. An administrative law judge will eventually decide whether the theme park should be forced to pay $75,000 in fines for three citations it received after the death of a killer whale trainer.
It is the fourth day of testimony Thursday in the hearing involving SeaWorld Orlando and a federal job safety agency which wants the theme park to pay $75,000 in fines from three citations issued after the death of a killer whale trainer last year.
SeaWorld Orlando will continue to defend itself at a hearing Wednesday to determine if the park must pay $75,000 in fines a federal agency assessed it following the death of a killer whale trainer.
During the second day of hearings which will determine if SeaWorld Orlando should have to pay hefty fines levied by a federal job safety agency after the death of a killer whale trainer at its park.
A Government attorney said Monday that SeaWorld Orlando’s policy of relying on trainers to recognize when a killer whale poses a safety threat leaves gaps that can lead to injury or death, supporting safety citations issued to the theme park after a trainer’s death.
The family of a SeaWorld Orlando trainer who was killed by a killer whale at the park lost their request to block the release of video and photos of her death.
It’s been more than a year and half since a SeaWorld Orlando trainer was killed in an accident with a killer whale but the family of Dawn Brancheau is still fighting to keep images of her from being released.
A 6-ton killer whale that killed one of its trainers last year is scheduled to perform for the first time since the incident at SeaWorld in Orlando.