Feds: Dorney Park didn't protect workers from heat

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Posted: Dec 29, 2014 12:42 PM

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania amusement park is facing a fine after federal regulators say it failed to protect summertime workers from extreme heat, including a teenager who was burned after collapsing near a deep fryer.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday it's proposing a $7,000 fine for Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom's failure to protect outdoor and concession stand workers from sunlight and other heat sources.

OSHA says it's proposing the Allentown park pay an additional $2,000 for a record-keeping violation.

The park didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.

It has 15 business days to comply, request a conference with OSHA's area director or contest the findings before an independent commission.

OSHA says the park should've had a heat-illness prevention program in place with shaded breaks and water available.