Major development as it’s revealed Dreamworld’s parent company is set to be charged over Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy that killed four people
- Dreamworld’s parent company Ardent Leisure to be charged over fatal tragedy
- Four visitors killed when the Thunder River Rapids ride malfunctioned on 2016
- Company could face huge fines while individual executives could face jail time
Dreamworld’s parent company will reportedly be charged as soon as Tuesday over the 2016 fatal Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy that claimed four lives.
Coroner James McDougall referred Ardent Leisure to Queensland’s Office of Industrial Relations in February for possible prosecution under workplace laws.
The independent prosecutor appointed by the Office has now concluded his assessment, Channel Nine reported.
The company could face fines of up to $3 million, with individual executives facing up to $600,000 and five years’ jail under the laws as they stood in 2016.
Dreamworld’s parent company Leisure Time is set to be charged over the Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy almost four years ago
Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi from Canberra, and Sydney mother-of-two Cindy Low were killed when the Thunder River Rapids ride malfunctioned in October 2016.
The four died after being flung into a mechanised conveyor when their raft collided with another and partially flipped after the water pump failed, causing water levels to drop.
Ms Goodchild’s 12-year-old daughter and Ms Low’s 10-year-old son survived the tragedy.
The families of the four victims will be informed on Tuesday, Nine said.
Opened in 1986, the Thunder River Rapids was one of Dreamworld’s most popular attractions before the fatal tragedy.
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