The Walt Disney Company has been fined $13,260 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failing to immediately report injuries to cast members at Epcot and Disney’s Beach Club Resort in December, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
- The Beach Club Resort cast member was injured on December 7, was taken to the hospital and later required surgery.
- Disney however, did not report the incident to OSHA, the federal agency that regulates worker health and safety issues, until December 13, according to OSHA records.
- The second incident involved a cast member being inured in a stockroom shed in the backstage area of Epcot on December 21.
- The injury also required the cast member to be taken to the hospital.
- According to OSHA, Disney was aware of the injury by 6 PM that day but did not report the incident to the federal agency until December 24.
- Neither OSHA nor Disney released any further information regarding how the cast members were injured.
- OSHA did refer to Disney’s violations as “other than serious.”
- After negotiations, Disney and OSHA agreed to a $6,630 fine per violation.
What they’re saying:
- Disney spokeswoman Erica Ettori: “Nothing is more important than safety, and as part of our ongoing commitment we have reinforced the importance of timely reporting.”
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