Ride staff stressed – inquest
THE Dreamworld inquest has heard staff operating the Thunder River Rapids Ride had to perform “one task every second” and it was inevitable their performance would suffer, says an expert in human behaviour.
On the final day of the inquest, Professor of Cognitive Engineering and Human Psychology Penelope Sanderson said the stress of the 2016 incident would have also affected reaction times.
The inquest has had extensive hearings to determine the cause of the accident.
It has uncovered multiple malfunctions on the ride in the days up to the October 25 deaths that should have triggered an investigation and inspection of the ride.
Coroner James McDougall will hand down his findings next year.