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Cedar Point cited after employee 'seriously' injured in fall

Posted: 9:38 AM, Sep 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-25 11:38:49-04
Cedar Point cited after employee 'seriously' injured in fall

The U.S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Cedar Point LP, which operates Cedar Point, after an employee suffered "serious injuries" in a fall.

After an investigation, OSHA inspectors determined the employee fell through a skylight while working as part of a three-person crew to remove insulating blankets and covers from a roof.

The company that operates Cedar Point faces a proposed $142,270 in penalties for one willful and one serious safety violation, according to a press release from OSHA.

“Falls like this are preventable if employers provide required fall protection systems when employees work at elevated heights, or near floor and wall openings,” said OSHA Toledo Area Office Director Kimberly Nelson.

Cedar Point released the following statement to News 5:

Safety for all associates and guests is Cedar Point’s number one priority. Cedar Point is committed to following all recommended guidelines and procedures as set forth by OSHA. The park has just recently received communication from OSHA and the documents are under review.

The company has 15 business days to comply and request an informal conference with OSHA's area director or contest the finding before an independent commission.

OSHA did not specify the injuries or the date the fall occurred.