October 9, 2000
Duvall family settles with Disneyland
An undisclosed financial settlement has been reached with the family of a Duvall man killed in an accident at Disneyland in 1998, according to an Associated Press report published in last Friday's Seattle P-I.
The man, Luan Phi Dawson, was killed when a cleat was ripped from the park's sailing ship Columbia and hit him in the face. Dawson's wife, Lieu Thuy Vuong, was also injured.
A report from the state Occupational and Health Administration blamed Disneyland for the accident, saying the ride attendant fastened the mooring line to the ship while it was still moving. Disneyland was fined $12,500.
The Associated Press report said the Dec. 24, 1998 accident led to new park safety laws.