Confidential Settlement Involving Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain


Just five years after the “Columbia Incident,” Aitken Aitken Cohn handled the wrongful death suit of 22-year-old Marcelo Torres.

The Big Thunder Mountain locomotive landed on top of Marcelo’s passenger car, crushing his chest and ultimately causing his death due to an improperly tightened and unsecured guide wheel.

As a result of the regulations set in place by Aitken Aitken Cohn’s efforts following the Columbia Boat Incident, the State was able to determine that a safety wire was not properly installed.

RESULT: The case settled three days before trial for a confidential amount (estimated to be in the millions).