Updated at 9:25 p.m. April 30, 2015
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health — Cal/OSHA — issued four citations to SeaWorld San Diego in connection to its killer whale program, the theme park announced Thursday.
The citations were for allegedly not training its employee to safely interact with Orcas, the Los Angeles Times reported.
They carry a total fine of $25,7700. SeaWorld, which said it made “significant safety enhancements” to its killer whale program, plans to appeal.
According to the Times, the citations were because the park allegedly did not keep employees up-to-date on new hazards and for not identifying and evaluating hazards.
While trainers no longer swim with orcas during the shows, employees still ride and swim with the whales in the medical pool, according to the citations.
The citations come after a routine inspection and not by “any workplace incident, accident or injury,” SeaWorld San Diego told the Times in a statement.
— City News Service contributed to this report