No Fees Unless You Recover Compensation
Law Offices of Bo Katzakian
866-658-7110

SeaWorld may not be doing enough to prevent workplace injuries

SeaWorld in San Diego has been cited by California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health at the Department of Industrial Relations for allowing unsafe conditions for employees. The citations are based on allegations that the company did not provide the proper training needed for employees to safely work with whales. SeaWorld has stated that it will appeal the citations and that no workplace injuries or accidents have actually occurred.

The citations were given after a complaint prompted Cal/OSHA to launch an investigation into work conditions at the location. Specifically, the organization is accused of failing to provide a safe work environment for employees and failing to make them aware of hazards. Employers are required to actively evaluate work conditions for all workers. 

Although trainers are no longer allowed to ride and swim with the orcas, the citations state that the trainers were still doing that while the whales were in the medical pool. SeaWorld San Diego claims that the citations are not based on any specific incident that caused injury or harm. In fact, the organization claims to have made significant improvements to the safety standards for the trainers over the last few years. 

Employers should always strive to prevent workplace injuries, even for employees who have inherently dangerous jobs. Proper training and an awareness of potential safety hazards can greatly reduce the risk of physical injury or an on-the-job death. After sustaining an injury at work, a victim may seek benefits through workers' compensation and may find the assistance of a knowledgeable lawyer to be an asset during the potentially complex legal process. 

Source: latimes.com, "Cal/OSHA cites SeaWorld San Diego for safety violations; park vows to appeal", Tony Perry, April 30, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Your Injury Won't Wait. Neither Should You. Tell Us About Your Case Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

12 South First Street
Suite 805
San Jose, CA 95113

Toll Free: 866-658-7110
Phone: 831-222-2980
Fax: 408-816-7856
Map & Directions

3196 S Higuera Street
Suite D
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Toll Free: 866-658-7110
Map & Directions

137 Central Avenue
Suite 8-A
Salinas, CA 93901

Toll Free: 866-658-7110
Map & Directions

Review Us