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  • OSHA fines SeaWorld for worker safety issues following orca trainer's death

     
    Months after SeaWorld Orlando marine mammal trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed in an incident involving a 12,000-pound orca named Tilikum, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it has cited SeaWorld for workplace safety...
  • Husband of deceased SeaWorld killer-whale trainer hires law firm

     
    The husband of Dawn Brancheau, the 40-year-old SeaWorld Orlando killer-whale trainer who was drowned earlier this year by a six-ton orca named Tilikum, has hired a law firm that specializes in wrongful-death litigation. Story here....
  • Tourist family sues SeaWorld, claims child who saw orca attack is traumatized

     
    A New Hampshire family who witnessed the Feb. 24 death of a killer-whale trainer at SeaWorld Orlando has sued the company in Orange County Circuit Court, claiming their child has been traumatized by the event. The family of 10-year-old Bobby Connell...
  • SeaWorld San Diego cancels Shamu show for second day in row

     
    SeaWorld San Diego canceled its Shamu show Thursday for the second consecutive day after a trainer at its sister theme park in Florida was fatally attacked by a killer whale. San Diego park officials had not yet determined whether Friday's......
  • Orca shows will resume, SeaWorld announces

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld will restart its killer whale shows this weekend after Tilikum, the largest orca in captivity, dragged a trainer to her death in the water at the Orlando park. SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment President Jim Atchison said......
  • SeaWorld faces public relations challenge in wake of trainer's orca death

     
    MIAMI — After decades of cultivating a corporate image around one of the ocean's greatest predators, SeaWorld managers must reassure visitors that a killer whale's fatal mauling of its trainer doesn't mean the parks aren't safe. Veteran trainer Dawn...
  • Colleagues, family remember SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau

     
    SeaWorld's head of animal training, Chuck Tompkins, recently spoke on video about trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed Wednesday during an interaction with an orca named Tilikum. Brancheau's sister, Diane Gross, described her as someone who "loved the...
  • Orcas perform at SeaWorld Orlando in the park's first Shamu show since trainer's death

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Employees wept and audience members grew silent Saturday at SeaWorld as the theme park's popular killer whale show resumed with a photo montage memorial for a trainer who was killed by one of the orcas in front......
  • Animal activists call for changes at SeaWorld following trainer's orca death

     
    Animal advocates all over the country have been voicing their opposition to keeping orcas in captivity since a SeaWorld Orlando orca named Tilikum killed his trainer Wednesday. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, while expressing sympathy for the...
  • SeaWorld orca attack raises questions about keeping large animals in captivity

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Rocky, a 700-pound grizzly considered one of the gentlest animals among Hollywood's performing beasts, bites down on the neck of a veteran trainer. Illusionist Roy Horn is severely mauled by a show tiger during a Las Vegas......
  • Newly released witness statements offer more details on SeaWorld trainer's orca death

     
    A killer whale that dragged a trainer to her death eluded SeaWorld workers' frenzied efforts to corral him with plastic nets while he swam from pool to pool, according to witness statements released Monday. After the massive orca was trapped......