Another coaster death this time at KBF

Monday, September 3, 2001 6:56 AM
I have submitted already to news but thought I would list here also until its put up.



http://www.latimes.com/editions/orange/la-000071376sep03.story


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Monday, September 3, 2001 7:11 AM
What is it with coasters, death, and California this year.  Other than the one maintenance guy from Lake Coumpounce (if I am not mistaken), deaths related in any way to coasters have been in California this year.  That and a recent rash of brain injuries.  I am sure that we will find that rollercoasters dont cause brain injuries.  Maybe they to accentuate brain injuires such as an aneurysm and cause them to burst. 
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Monday, September 3, 2001 7:21 AM
Just one more thing for the media to go at amusment parks for.

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Monday, September 3, 2001 8:49 AM
Wasn't the woman that died on Goliath from Corona too? If so I'm not moving there, it seems to be cursed.
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Monday, September 3, 2001 8:51 AM
Oh No! This is horrible, my prayers go out to the family. Hopefully this won't cause my Monte' to get braked.
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Monday, September 3, 2001 9:50 AM
I agree with Bruce, thoughts and prayers to the woman's family.  Does seem kinda weird that the "unusual" coaster-related deaths all occurred in CA this year.  I don't count LC's mainteneance worker as an "unusual" occurrence because getting struck at 55-60 mph by something as heavy as a coaster train theoretically should result in serious injury, whereas riding typically doesn't...After Goliath and the Teacups ride, Californians will be lining up to join Markey soon.  I am always in favor of increased safety, but really can't figure out why this is happening - (maybe I've suffered some sort of brain damage from riding too many thrill rides myself).  Not trying to downplay the seriousness, maybe the folks studying the link between brain injury  and coasters will find something.  I still doubt it though (WISH I trusted them to be unbiased), MAYBE repeated exposure to HighG forces results in run-on sentences......j/k!
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Monday, September 3, 2001 10:40 AM
From the description in the article it sounds like another case of a pre-existing condition . Let's hope the Orange County Coronor does not make the same error that the LA County Coronor did.
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Monday, September 3, 2001 11:22 AM
Actually, the LA coroner got it right.  I think it was a police officer who initially said that Goliath caused the death.  The coroner's final verdict was that it was not the coasters fault in any way.
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Monday, September 3, 2001 2:48 PM
Well, the coaster has serviced over 44 million riders and there has been no deaths or similar incidents...

...It's just a case of dumb luck!

What can you do? Even though I don't live remotely near the area, I gotta wonder why they have to keep the ride closed until further inspections and the final results conclude. It's not like the train crashed or there was some kind of flukey thing that happened on the ride!

Goes to show you that certain humans can take only so many G-forces before it triggers something in the brain, or brings up a pre-existing condition.

Nobody is 100% safe on these rides. That's why we like 'em, that's why we take risks, that's what makes it thrilling!

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Monday, September 3, 2001 4:25 PM
I feel so bad for her family, but with the stats of the ride, 44.5 million rides and one death, that seems like a very good record.
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Monday, September 3, 2001 7:36 PM
Its in the news section now so lets move it over there.
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