|Published:||Aug 26, 2010 10:14 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 26, 2010 7:14 PM EDT|
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A New Hampshire family who witnessed the death of a SeaWorld trainer by a killer whale is suing the Orlando theme park.
Suzanne and Todd Connell filed the lawsuit Tuesday, a day after the federal job safety agency fined SeaWorld Orlando $75,000 for three violations uncovered during an investigation into trainer Dawn Brancheau's death. Brancheau died in February when a killer whale known as Tilikium dragged her into a pool.
The lawsuit, which is seeking more than $15,000 in damages, claims the Connell's 10-year-old son suffered emotional distress from witnessing Brancheau's death.
A SeaWorld spokesman didn't immediately return a phone call.
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