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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314336850 - Sea World Of Florida Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa


Inspection Nr: 314336850
Report ID: 0420600
Open Date: 02/24/2010

Site Address:
Sea World Of Florida Llc
7007 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

Mailing Address:
6600 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 713110/Amusement and Theme Parks

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/23/2010

Emphasis: N:Svep

Close Case:07/31/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102594488
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 1 3
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $5,000 $70,000 $0 $0 $0 $75,000
Current Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100023 D01 III 08/23/2010 06/18/2012 $5,000 $5,000 $0 08/23/2010 J - ALJ Decision  
2. 02001 Serious 5A0001 08/23/2010 09/02/2010 $7,000 $70,000 $0 08/23/2010 J - ALJ Decision  
3. 03001 Other 19100305 J02 V 08/23/2010 09/25/2010 $0 $0 $0 08/23/2010 J - ALJ Decision Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 202528139
Event: 02/24/2010
Employee Is Killed While Performing With Whale

On February 24, 2010, Employee #1, an animal trainer, was conducting a "face to face" encounter with a male, orca, whale. She was lying down on a platform giving commands and her hair fell forward out of a ponytail hairstyle. The whale clamped down on her hair and pulled her into the tank. Emergency alarms were activated and in house rescue crews tried unsuccessfully to get the whale to release the trainer. The whale was extremely aggressive and was observed to be thrashing the trainer around. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords:animal handler, animal bite

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314336850 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
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