Dreamworld Inquest: Basic safety mechanism could have prevented tragedy

The Coronial Inquiry into the death of four people at Dreamworld in 2016 has heard the incident could have been prevented with the installation of a basic safety mechanism.

A key factor in the incident leading up to the death of Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett Roozi Araghi had been the loss of water from the ride.

The south pump malfunctioned on October 25, 2016, leaving the raft stranded on previously underwater rails.


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A report by the Safety Related Control System showed that a water level detection system could have shut down the ride when an error was detected.

The piece of machinery, that only costs between $2,000- $3,000, was recommended to be installed on the Thunder River Rapids Ride during a second safety upgrade in 2016.

This never happened.

Earlier, the court heard an external company had completed a $19,000 safety upgrade on the Thunder River Rapids in 2016.

After stints with the ABC and AAP, Mitchell joined 1029 Hot Tomato in 2017. He’ll be out and about bringing you the news that matters on the Coast.

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