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State inspectors investigate fatal accident at Disneyland – Orange County Register

State inspectors are investigating a “tragic” accident at Disneyland in which a Club 33 employee died when she fell from a moving golf cart and hit her head in the backstage area of ​​the Anaheim theme park.

According to the California Department of Labor Relations, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the fatal accident at Disneyland.

Club 33 administrator Bonnye Lear, 60, of Fullerton, was seriously injured on Wednesday, June 5, when she fell from a golf cart in the backstage area behind Critter Country. She succumbed to her injuries on Friday, June 7.

Anaheim Police detectives are investigating the traffic accident.

Disneyland is required to report serious injuries or deaths to Cal/OSHA within eight hours and to retain all evidence related to the accident.

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After workplace accidents, Cal/OSHA safety engineers investigate and photograph the accident scene and conduct closed-door interviews with employees.

Disneyland is managed by the Amusement Ride and Tramway Unit of the California Department of Public Health (Cal/OSHA), but it remains unclear whether this special enforcement unit will investigate an accident that does not involve a theme park ride or attraction.

Following the investigation, Cal/OSHA safety engineers file a report on the injury and illness cases and may take appropriate action, ranging from notices or citations to fines or penalties.

Disneyland officials have not yet announced whether there will be any changes to safety protocols regarding golf cart seating arrangements, speed limits or weight restrictions.

“We are heartbroken over the loss of Bonnye and extend our sincere condolences to everyone who cared for her,” Ken Potrock, president of the Disneyland Resort, said in a statement. “At this time, our focus is on supporting her family and our staff through this tragic event and ensuring they have the resources they need.”