Boy's hand injured on Storybook Land Canal Boats ride at Disneyland
Attraction reopened Friday after investigation
The Storybook Land Canal Boats attraction at Disneyland reopened today after a two-day closure following an accident Wednesday in which a four-year-old boy broke a finger and lost part of his thumb.
According to an (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) OSHA report of the accident, the child had his hand outside the boat, and the child's hand got caught between the boat and the loading dock, causing the injury.
The child was taken to a local hospital following the injury, and the Storybook Land Canal Boats attraction was shut down and remained closed until today, when it was reopened after an OSHA investigation
Disneyland was not fined by OSHA for the Storybook Land Canal Boats accident. However, state officials did recommend repairing and lowering the rubber bumpers on the dock and to emphasize keeping hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the boat on the ride to prevent future accidents.
The Storybook Land Canal Boats is a Disneyland boat ride in the park's
Fantasyland that takes guests through scenes of miniature houses and
gardens based on Disney fairy tales and stories. It has been in operation
at Disneyland since 1956. A similar attraction, Le Pays des Contes de
Fées, later opened at Disneyland Paris.
Source: Associated Press
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