Global Warming - Summer Fun Edition: Feds claim Dorney Park didn’t protect workers from heat
ALLENTOWN — An eastern Pennsylvania amusement park is facing a fine after federal regulators say it failed to protect summertime workers from extreme heat, including a teenager who was burned after collapsing near a deep fryer.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday it’s proposing a $7,000 fine for Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom’s failure to protect outdoor and concession stand workers from sunlight and other heat sources.
OSHA says it’s proposing the Allentown park pay an additional $2,000 for a record-keeping violation.
The park didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.
It has 15 business days to comply, request a conference with OSHA’s area director or contest the findings before an independent commission.
OSHA says the park should’ve had a heat-illness prevention program in place with shaded breaks and water available.