Safety is always first -but something's failing in the execution here. Government is supposed to say "Fix this, you have two weeks or we close and fine you. Disney is supposed to react when told to fix something, and have it ready for re-inspection by the allotted deadline.
The system is failing, but I can't tell how - it looks like Cal-DOSH isn't allowing time for corrections, they just say "Here's the problem, Pay the Fine and then fix it - or we fine you more."
And Disney may be over-reacting and closing the ride at the first 'this is a warning' point when they aren't bring ordered to yet, in order to make the corrections and re-train the CM's on the new work or evacuation processes. Which might be the absolute best thing for Worker Safety - but it's a convenient dodge to shuffle the CM's to other rides & cut payroll for the week - Oh, and it inconveniences the Guests too.
And perplexes those of us watching from the Peanut Gallery as to what the heck is going on.
If you have unsafe spots that are being corrected you flag them, and anyone working backstage near that drop has to wear their Fall Protection harness and 'clip in' with their safety line as they work in that spot or pass by it. Or go take the other staircase/ladder to get to the upper reaches. Then it's safe and they can stay open too.
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