Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2018 1:34 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Dreamworld staff who were first on scene at the Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy are suing the theme park for the psychological trauma they suffered in the wake of 2016 incident. Safety officers John Clark, Shane Green and Rebecca Ramsey, along with engineer Paul Burke, will file a statement of claim against their former employer for "significant psychological injuries".
Read more from Radio New Zealand.
What are the safety officers' duties here? Do they have strong enough ground to sue the park, and does the engineer not have any liability? I imagine in the worst case (this case), this is what a safety officer would run into if their duty is to report to incident scenes. Also, if a liable party is identified, they should be the ones sued. Finally, I wonder what the investigation turned up when it came to determining whether or not this was a predictable scenario. Have empty rafts been stuck before? So many questions...
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