Teenager will never forget her first day on the job after Dreamworld tragedy.
It was an 18-year-old girls first day on the job when she was reportedly stationed as operator for the emergency stop switch on the Thunder River Rapids ride.
A failed water pump caused a raft to become lodged at the top of a conveyor belt at the end of the ride in the Gold Coast theme park on Tuesday, reports Daily Mail.
A separate raft behind it continued to be pulled along by the belt, hitting the stuck raft and flipping upside down as the machinery continued to churn forwards.
Investigators say four adults were crushed and drowned when they were ejected from the ride, which had reportedly malfunctioned twice earlier during the day.
It comes as a former Dreamworld employee claimed that the ‘family’ ride has been suffering problems for nearly 30 years and has a ‘potentially fatal flaw.’
Investigators believe a six-person raft flipped, crushing and drowning two Canberra men, aged 38 and 35, and two women, aged 42 and 32, about 2.20pm on Tuesday.
Two children – a 10-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl – were miraculously thrown from the boat and survived with only minor injuries.
The two kids, released from hospital Wednesday, were said to have seen their parents’ deaths.
Dreamworld issued a statement this afternoon declaring the re-opening of the park on Friday as a “Memorial Day”.
A Gofundme page has also been setup to help support those families involved, and trying to assist with the circumstance at hand. 100% of all these proceeds will go directly to the families involved.
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