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Disney to reopen monorail after death

July 6, 2009 11:11:12 AM PDT
Walt Disney World plans to reopen a monorail system that was shut down for more than a day after a train operator died in a crash. Disney spokeswoman Zoraya Suarez said the theme park in Florida has already performed test runs on the system and will reopen it late Monday. The system shuttles thousands of visitors around the sprawling resort each day.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating whether workplace safety rules were broken before one monorail train crashed into another one early Sunday. The accident killed 21-year-old Austin Wuennenberg.

No guests were seriously injured in the first fatal accident in the 38-year history of the park's monorail.

The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of the ABC Television network, which owns 6abc.

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