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SeaWorld San Diego Cited by OSHA for Improper Training of Whale Workers

By    |   Friday, 01 May 2015 12:22 PM

SeaWorld San Diego was cited and fined nearly $26,000 by Cal/OSHA this week for failing to train employees to safely interact with whales.

Cal/OSHA's primary concerns stem from an investigation that began in November, and focused on those who "rode on the killer whales and swam with killer whales in the medical pool" and "who were present on the slide outs with killer whales in various pools," reported U-T San Diego.

SeaWorld plans to appeal the four citations issued, a spokesman said.

"There is no higher priority for SeaWorld than the safety of guests and team members and the welfare of our animals," the park said in a written statement.

"The citations issued by Cal/OSHA today were not precipitated by any workplace incident, accident, or injury, and they reflect a fundamental misunderstanding of the requirements of safely caring for killer whales in a zoological setting."

SeaWorld has been under heavy scrutiny from animal rights groups since the release of the 2013 documentary "Blackfish," which hurt the park's attendance and revenue. In response to the downturn, SeaWorld hired a new CEO.



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