August 26, 2010

Sea World WhistleBlower: Trainer Death Caused by Park’s Negligence

Former SeaWorld safety chief Linda Simons claims she was fired for talking too much to federal investigators following the February death of trainer Dawn Brancheau by the killer whale Tilikum. Simons, who started work at SeaWorld in Orlando one week before the drowning, has filed a federal whistleblower complaint.  Simons says that just two weeks before the drowning, SeaWorld held a safety drill that went so badly – staffers did not show up or barely […]