Chain of Events. Cause and Effect. We analyse what went right and what went wrong as we discover that many outcomes can be predicted, planned for and even prevented.


episode 38: Thunder River Rapids

A popular family-friendly ride at DreamWorld would claim the lives of four people in 2016. In nearly thirty years of operation the ride had several similar but non-fatal incidents with blame placed on the operator every time, when a three thousand dollar modification could have prevented a horrific incident.
With John Chidgey.

Investigation Report:

  • DreamWorld (PDF)

Links of Potential Interest:

  • River Rapids Ride
  • Thunder River Rapids Ride
  • Dreamworld operator Ardent Leisure Fined $3.6M for Thunder River Rapids Ride Deaths
  • Class Action Over Dreamworld Deaths
  • Shutdown Impacts Dreamworld’s Plans For New Rollercoaster
  • Dreamworld Chief Resigns After Damning Evidence At Inquest
  • Dreamworld Pays $1.8M In Termination Payouts
  • Dreamworld’s Missing Accountability
  • Dreamworld Accident Spurs Queensland Safety Crackdown

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Episode Gold Producer: 'r'.
Episode Silver Producers: Mitch Biegler, John Whitlow, Kevin Koch, Oliver Steele, Lesley Law Chan, Hafthor and Shane O'Neill.


 2021-01-24  40m