Calypso found guilty on some TSSA charges

LIMOGES, Ont. – An Eastern Ontario waterpark has been found guilty on six of 11 safety-related charges.

The verdict came down today in an Ottawa courtroom after the trial for Calypso Waterpark, which is located 65 kilometers northwest of Cornwall.

The Ontario Technical Standards and Safety Authority charged the waterpark in 2013.

Nine of the charges were dropped by the Crown in February due to the availability of witnesses.

This trial on the remaining charges, which started late last month, surrounded supervision on a pirate-themed ride, the operation of The Steamer water slide and a ride called the Orange Bobsleigh.

According to CTV Ottawa, the judge says staff lacked knowledge and experience and an incident on the Orange Bobsleigh was preventable. The judge also ruled problems with The Steamer slide were an “immediate danger” to riders.

But the court reportedly ruled there wasn’t enough evidence to suggest a crash on the bobsleigh ride was the result of a bad configuration of a runout lane.

Calypso will be sentenced June 12.

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