Dreamworld staff to sue theme park for 'significant psychological injuries'

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First responders to the fatal 2016 Dreamworld accident plan to sue the theme park for “significant psychological injuries”.

The ABC reports Dreamworld safety officers John Clark, Shane Green and Rebecca Ramsey, along with engineer Paul Burke, will file a statement of claim against their former employer.

It comes amid an inquest into the deaths of Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett and Roozi Araghi on the Thunder River Rapids ride.

The inquest has heard that widespread failures meant safety issues on the ride were not identified.

Lawyers for the former Dreamworld employees say the tragedy changed their lives and their livelihoods.

“It’s changed their relationship with their family. It’s affected the Dreamworld staff in every way possible,” says Shine Lawyers solicitor Tina Ibraheem.

“They’re reminded every single day of what they’ve seen. They cannot unsee it.”

The ABC has more.

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