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Universal Orlando won’t be cited for electric shocks at Volcano Bay water park – USA TODAY


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Universal Orlando won’t be cited for electric shocks at Volcano Bay water park – USA TODAY

The Associated Press Published 8:10 AM EST Nov 6, 2019 ORLANDO, Fla. — Federal investigators say Universal Orlando Resort won’t be cited for electrical problems that led to lifeguards getting shocked at its water park, saying the resort was unaware something was wrong. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says in a report released this…

Universal Orlando won’t be cited for electric shocks at Volcano Bay water park – USA TODAY



The Associated Press

Published 8:10 AM EST Nov 6, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. — Federal investigators say Universal Orlando Resort won’t be cited for electrical problems that led to lifeguards getting shocked at its water park, saying the resort was unaware something was wrong.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says in a report released this week that five lifeguards reported receiving electric shocks in June at the Volcano Bay water park.

The lifeguards were taken to a hospital for observation after they reported feeling tingling in the water. They were released the same day.

Sarah Carlino, who was visiting with family from Boston, told The Orlando Sentinel at the time that her sisters reported feeling “zapped” on their feet as they walked around Volcano Bay. 

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A Universal official told investigators that engineers measured 20 to 30 volts on a sidewalk. The cause was found to be electrical wiring damaged during construction that sent electrical current through the ground.

Universal spokesman Tom Schroder says the problem is resolved and the park is safe.

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