Walt Disney World Fine for Monorail Death Reduced

January 21, 2010

A fine issued to Walt Disney World by a federal workplace safety agency for a serious violation that contributed to the death of a worker during a summer monorail accident has been reduced by 20 percent.

Disney had been fined $44,000 in December for breaches contributing to the July 5 death of 21-year-old Austin Wuennenberg, as well as other workplace violations. That fine has been reduced to $35,200.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Disney World signed a settlement agreement last Friday.

A Disney spokeswoman said the resort worked with OSHA to address any concerns but declined to comment further.

Under the agreement, Disney says it will correct all four safety violations cited by OSHA.

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