Disneyland to examine trees

Disneyland officials plan to examine the park's trees after one toppled and injured 29 people.

The tree in Frontierland was believed to have been in the park since it opened in 1955, spokesman Ray Gomez said. He said officials would inspect the park's older trees and investigate whether recent high wind was a factor in the accident.

Twenty-seven visitors to the park, including several children, were among those hurt Friday when the tree crashed down. Two Disneyland employees also were injured. All suffered minor injuries.

The tree's fall was partly broken by a food wagon, Gomez said.

Disneyland announced last month that full-time city paramedics were being stationed at its Anaheim parks in case of emergencies.

Three people were injured on rides from September to January, and part of a 6-year-old girl's finger was torn off when it caught in a toy rifle in January. The toy guns since have been removed.

In 1998, a tourist was killed and his wife and an employee were seriously injured when a cleat used to moor the Columbia sailing ship ride ripped loose.

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