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    Disneyland cited for "serious violations," fined $12,500 (Thursday, March 25, 1999) - After a three-month investigation of the fatal Christmas Eve accident at Disneyland, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the park for what it calls "serious" safety violations, and has ordered the park to pay $12,500 in fines. The accident happened as the park's Columbia sailing ship was docking. The vessel was traveling too fast at the time the operator roped it to the dock. A 9-pound metal cleat was torn from the ship's bow, and flew into a crowd of people, where it struck and killed a 33-year-old man. Disneyland was cited for failing to provide adequate training for the ride operator, and for overloading the bow cleat.

    House Resolution 3032:
    The National Amusement Park Ride Safety Act

    A bill to restore the jurisdiction of the Consumer Product Safety Commission over amusement park rides which are at a fixed site, and for other purposes.

    Sponsor: Rep. Edward Markey (D-Massachusetts)

    Status: Introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives on October 6, 1999 (referred to the House Committee on Commerce); referred to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection on November 1, 1999

    Co-Sponsors (47 Democrats, 6 Republicans)

    1 (Democrat)

    2 (Republican)

    3 (Democrat)

    4 (Libertarian)

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    con creep