Sea Life Park challenges state’s claim of safety violations


Sea Life Park could face hefty fines for violations currently under investigation by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

The Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division confirms it has issued citations to Sea Life Park, but would not say exactly what the violations are because the case is still under investigation.

Sea Life Park sent the following statement Tuesday:

“Sea Life Park is always happy to work with HI-OSH on safety concerns, and we have swiftly addressed most of the noted items. However, while we are working with HI-OSH in a friendly and cooperative manner and will gladly make safety improvements based on their recommendations, we are also respectfully exercising our right to contest the citations.  Since discussions are ongoing, we do not think it is appropriate to go into further details.”

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