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Staff to sue Dreamworld over ‘significant psychological injuries’
Former Dreamworld staff members who were first on scene at the Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy are to sue the theme park for the psychological trauma they suffered in the wake of 2016 incident.
Safety Officers John Clark, Shane Green and Rebecca Ramsey, along with Engineer Paul Burke, each of whom have since left their jobs at the Gold Coast theme park, will file a statement of claim against their former employer for "significant psychological injuries".
The ongoing inquest into the deaths of Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett and Roozi Araghi today heard that widespread failures meant safety issues on the ride were not identified.
Shine Lawyers solicitor Tina Ibraheem said the former staff members were undergoing counselling, but their trauma would stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Ibraheem told the ABC “it's changed their lives. It's changed their livelihoods,
"It's changed their relationship with their family. It's affected the Dreamworld staff in every way possible.
"They're reminded every single day of what they've seen. They cannot unsee it."
Ibraheem said it was too early to determine when the claim would be lodged and how much compensation the former employees would be seeking.
Three of the four staff will give evidence at the current Coronial inquest, which Ibraheem said would be a "constant reminder of what they saw".
Image: Dreamworld’s Thunder River Rapids ride in operation prior to the October 2016 fatalities.
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