The wrongful death lawsuit involving a 7-year-old boy at the Playland Amusement Park has been settled for $1.25 million. Playland, in Westchester County, NY is also required to set up and enhance continual safety training in the amusement park.
In addition, as part of the settlement, a scholarship fund in the name of the deceased Jon-Kely Cassara will be setup for use by one Playland employee. The employee must have a good customer service and safety record in the park.
Jon-Kely Cassara was killed on the Ye Old Mill ride, which is the third death in the park since 2004. In that year a 7-year-old girl was killed when she was thrown from the Mind Scrambler ride.