trainers not allowed in the water with killer whales anymore

Discussion in 'Sea World / Discovery Cove' started by julieannbabe, May 31, 2012.

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  1. julieannbabe

    julieannbabe <font color=blue>I am a <font color=red>summer <fo

    Mar 31, 2003

    HOOOORAY!!! ""Documents provided by author David Kirby from the court proceedings make it clear; NO MORE WATER WORK – in other words, the trainers must stay out of the water unless their safety can be guaranteed." (What a VICTORY!! Thank you OSHA!!!!)

    "-Item 1 of Citation No. 2, § 5(a)(1): The gravity of this violation is very high. Trainers were required to work in close contact with killer during performances. The killer whales sometimes engage in unpredictable behavior, including seizing trainers with their mouths, holdingthe trainers under water, and ramming the trainers while in the water. SeaWorld’s operant conditioning program places an unrealistic burden on trainers to recognize precursors and react appropriately to forestall undesirable behavior.-"
  2. livndisney

    livndisney DIS Veteran

    Feb 11, 2007

    Oh look the person with an agenda is back......

    Once again you may want to do a little more reading on the subject.

    1. The ruling has not been filed and therefore is not final.
    2. Sea Worlds fine was GREATLY reduced.
    3."SeaWorld is developing several new ways to keep trainers safe, including a quick-rising pool floor that would lift the trainers and the whales out of the water in an emergency."
  3. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

    Apr 12, 2005
    This thread has nothing to do with vacation planning.
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