Dreamworld Owner Fined $ 3.6 Million For Death Of Four On Thunder River Rapids Ride | Australia News

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Dreamworld’s parent company has been fined $ 3.6 million after pleading guilty to security charges following the Thunder River Rapids tragedy that killed four people on the Gold Coast in 2016.Ardent Leisure has admitted to breaking occupational health and safety law and putting people at risk of serious injury or death.

Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, brother Luke Dorsett and partner Roozi Araghi were killed when a water pump on the ride malfunctioned, causing the water level to drop dangerously.

Two children – Ebony Turner and Kieran Low, then aged 10 and 12 – escaped without physical injury.

The tragedy unfolded when their raft collided three times with another that had run aground on the conveyor belt in low water on October 25, 2016.

Occupational health and safety attorney Aaron Guilfoyle told Southport court on Monday that the stranded raft was lifted vertically before falling to a horizontal position.

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