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    It was only a matter of time... [Mother of Monorail Crash Driver Sues Disney]

    You knew this was going to happen.

    Mother of monorail driver killed in crash sues Disney - Bay News 9

    LAKE BUENA VISTA (Central Florida News 13) -- The mother of the Walt Disney World monorail driver killed in a collision July 5, 2009 has sued the resort.


    Christine Wuennenberg is accusing Disney of reckless conduct, which contributed to her son's death.


    The wrongful death lawsuit claims Disney failed to follow its own monorail safety procedures, which led directly to the crash that killed Austin Wuennenberg, 21.


    The complaint focuses on Disney's policy of having monorail drivers continue to drive their trains from the front cabin, even when they have to move the trains in reverse through track-switches, rather than drive from controls in the rear cab where they would have a clear view of the track as they back up.


    This story is from our Bright House Networks partner, Central Florida News 13.

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    Re: It was only a matter of time...

    Take them for all they're worth lady!!!

    Don't let the 'magic' blind you from seeing that Disney is a money-hungry corporation that too-often puts its CMs in danger. $$$ is the only language these corporations speak, and Disney needs to be told.

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    Re: It was only a matter of time...

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but I hope they win. Disney deserves it, for placing money over the safety of its cast members. It's a shame that this is what it took to correct that.


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    Re: It was only a matter of time...

    I hate it when people are sue happy....

    but, this might save anyone else from being hurt. Anything that can set up better safety procedures...




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    Re: It was only a matter of time...

    Good for her, in this particular case I agree, they should have observed better safety protocols.

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    Re: It was only a matter of time...

    I bet this is one of those "settled out of court for a undisclosed sums" type of situation but she lost her son who can never be replaced. Disney screwed up big time and they need to make sure something like this never happens again.

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    Re: It was only a matter of time...

    Not only is Disney going to have to pay up to his family in or out of court, I am sure their worker's compensation carrier is making them pay dearly for it too.

    So stupid. If they were trying to cut costs by making the driver drive the way he was, this "cost cutting move" may wind up costing Disney way much more than they could have ever imagined.

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    Re: It was only a matter of time...

    I predict them settling out of court.

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    Re: It was only a matter of time...

    Good for her, even though money will never replace her son, Disney needs to be held accountable for their foolish error. Unfortunatley the only way businesses can be held accountable for their shortcomings is to hit them to where it hurts the most $

    No matter if it is settled out of court or not they need to know the consequences of their carelessness comes with a heavy price for everyone.

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    Re: It was only a matter of time...

    They will settle out of court, Disney always does.

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    Re: It was only a matter of time...

    I hope it's for a lot. Disney needs to learn.
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    Re: It was only a matter of time...

    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchy View Post
    I hate it when people are sue happy...
    I don't think she was happy about it at all. She lost her son.
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    Re: It was only a matter of time...

    I'm curious if this was a disregarding safety procedures in order to get out of work earlier situation though. I understand that it was a fairly standard thing, but was it really Disney's doing or was it just laziness that became common practice? I fail to see how Disney was gaining anything by having its employees override the safety system?

    Don't take this the wrong way, I think his mother has every right to try and get some sort of, for lack of a better word, closure.
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    Re: It was only a matter of time...

    In this case I agree with her. This isn't frivolous.

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    Re: It was only a matter of time...

    Quote Originally Posted by DOOM BGI View Post
    I don't think she was happy about it at all. She lost her son.
    As that poster said right afterward.

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