Lawyers sift park papers
DREAMWORLD’S lawyers have filed about 500 more documents just days before the resumption of an inquest into the Thunder River Rapids tragedy in which four people died.
The Bulletin was yesterday told that legal representatives received a drop of documents this week ahead of more senior managers taking the stand at the inquest when it returns on Monday.
The inquest into the October 2016 tragedy returns for its third block of two weeks and will focus on the theme park’s senior managers and regulators.
The document dump comes after Dreamworld presented the inquest with more than 1000 additional documents during the first week of the second block last month.
It is understood the latest documents are the result of a late request of Dreamworld to provide more information.
The inquest is examining what happened after a pump stopped working on the ride, causing water levels to drop and a raft to become stuck on the conveyor belt on October 25, 2016.
That raft was hit by another carrying Luke Dorsett, his sister Kate Goodchild, her daughter Ebony, 12, Roozbeh Araghi, Cindy Low and her son, Kieran, 10.
The four adults were killed. The children were uninjured.
Former Dreamworld and parent company Ardent Leisure safety manager Angus Hutchings is expected to take the stand on Monday morning.
Mr Hutchings’ evidence has been greatly anticipated as he was responsible for all safety policies and procedures at the theme park.
He is expected to stay on the stand for two days.