Disneyland's popular Space Mountain ride reopens

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One of Disneyland's most popular rides has reopened after the company declined to appeal a workplace safety case.

The Orange County Register reports that Space Mountain reopened Friday evening.

The attraction was closed in April after state officials said safety rules were violated when a contractor fell and suffered broken bones while cleaning Space Mountain's slanted roof.

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The contract company was fined nearly $61,000 for the safety violations. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health proposed a nearly $235,000 penalty against Disney in connection with the contractor's injury.

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Disney did not appeal by Friday's deadline, but the company said it continues to meet with the state agency about the citations.

Disney closed two other rides — the Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland and Soarin' Over California in Disney California Adventure — to evaluate the safety of employees who maintain them.

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