Space Mountain reopens at Disneyland
by Leah Zanolla
May 4, 2013
opened last night, Friday, May 3, after a lengthy closure. The ride was closed unexpectedly
on April 13 after the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) filed a safety report regarding an injury to a contract worker. The worker had been cleaning the attraction's roof in November when he slipped and fell due to a problem with his safety harness. Cal-OSHA began investigating the incident and found several areas of concern.
Disneyland voluntarily closed the ride based on Cal-OSHA's findings. According to the Los Angeles Times
, $234,850 in fines were issued for "six violations related to the maintenance of fire extinguishers and safety barriers and anchors for exterior cleaners and other workers on Space Mountain."
None of these violations affected guest safety, they were all in backstage areas.
The Matterhorn Bobsleds
and Soarin' Over California
were closed at the same time. They have since reopened.