SeaWorld files a complaint against OSHA investigator

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SeaWorld has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor asking them to review the conduct of Lara Padgett, an investigator who headed the death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau.

In the complaint, SeaWorld accuses the OSHA investigator with leaking confidential documents to the makers of the “Blackfish” film.  SeaWorld also mentions that Padgett leaked confidential information to the makers of the film while investingating the death of Dawn.

The investigation of Dawn’s death lead to many OSHA safety violations at the SeaWorld parks, including recommendations from OSHA that SeaWorld never allow trainers in the water with the killer whales.

These complaints from SeaWorld also come after photos of Padgett posing with the cast and crew of the film “Blackfish” during film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

via Orlando Sentinel

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