Calypso to stand trial in September 2014
Faces 20 charges from Ontario's public safety regulator
Calypso Theme Waterpark will stand trial at the end of next summer for a number of alleged safety violations in 2011 and 2012.
Three weeks have been set aside for Calypso Theme Waterpark in Limoges, Ont., to face 20 charges from Ontario’s Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) starting Sept. 8, 2014.
Charges include not having properly trained staff, not reporting incidents and not having equipment properly designed to ensure safety, according to the TSSA.
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TSSA spokesperson Wilson Lee said when the charges were laid in July that it is one of the most serious prosecutions of an amusement park they’ve ever taken on.
Calypso lawyer Lawrence Greenspon said in July the charges were an abuse of power since the park had addressed all of the allegations already.
Fourteen of the charges relate to Calypso’s failure to report and respond to three separate incidents on the Steamer waterslide in 2011, along with the incidents themselves.
The six other charges are related to incidents on the Pirate’s Aquaplay and Orange Bobsleigh rides in June of 2012.
The TSSA said penalties can range from fines of up to $1 million to jail time.
Calypso is also facing a number of safety-related civil suits.