OSHA Launches Investigation Into Dorney Park After Worker Falls Ill

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom after an employee was hospitalized at the Allentown theme park in July.

The Morning Call of Allentown reports the department's online inspection detail says the case was opened July 22 and focuses on health-related issues.

OSHA spokeswoman Lenore Uddyback-Fortson says the investigation is ongoing and declined commenting on the nature of the probe or why the employee needed to be hospitalized.

Dorney Park officials declined to comment on the issue.

The incident is separate from a 2014 case when OSHA cited the park for failing to protect workers from hazards and illness, as well as record-keeping violations. Dorney Park was fined $9,000 after a teenage worker collapsed on the job.

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