Space Mountain reopens at Disneyland

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Associated Press

Posted on May 4, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Updated Saturday, May 4 at 7:32 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — One of Disneyland's most popular rides has reopened after the company declined to appeal a workplace safety case.

The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/YtNgUy ) Space Mountain reopened Friday evening.

The attraction was closed earlier this month after state officials said safety rules were violated when a contractor fell and suffered broken bones while cleaning Space Mountain's slanted roof.

The contract company was fined nearly $61,000 for the safety violations. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health proposed a nearly $235,000 penalty against Disney in connection with the contractor's injury.

Disney did not appeal by Friday's deadline.

Disney closed two other rides — the Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland and Soarin' Over California in Disney California Adventure — to evaluate the safety of employees who maintain them.

Both attractions have reopened.

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