Another Struck by Coaster

Monday, July 14, 2008 12:05 AM
This time at Casino Pier, an employee trying to get a hat. When will people learn?

An official with Casino Pier in Seaside Heights says that an employee was struck and injured by the Star Jet coaster at around 7:00.

The 21-year-old employee was apparently trying to retrieve a hat in a restricted area.

We have no information on the injured man's condition.

The ride seemed to be working fine.

Seaside Heights Police are investigating the circumstances of the accident.

Monday, July 14, 2008 12:36 AM
After everything that has went on with the other incident you would thing that people would know better. Especially an employee.

I for one know to keep hold of my hat. If i lose it oh well. My life is worth more than a hat! It's easier to buy a new one rather than endanger myself or anyone else to get it. Now, if they would retrieve it and hold it at the end of the night that would be different.

Monday, July 14, 2008 2:06 AM
At least he didn't die. Still, don't these people EVER LEARN? And an employee no less! I hope he takes away a lesson from this (and no, not a "I'm going to sue the park and win millions of dollars because I am a dumbass and the park is responsible for me" lesson) if he ends up being okay.
Monday, July 14, 2008 7:28 AM
^ Bunky, for once we agree on something. He might have a case with worker's comp IF he was on the clock and instructed to do so by a superior.
Monday, July 14, 2008 8:21 AM
Wow insane. I had left an hour before it happen.

How do you think the guy who owned the hat feels?

Bummer for this kid. I hope he pulls through.

Monday, July 14, 2008 8:54 AM
Bottom line: Losing a hat is not worth losing your head over.
Monday, July 14, 2008 1:09 PM

Crashmando said:

How do you think the guy who owned the hat feels?

I wouldn't be surprised if he were pissed off because the hat was mussed or got some dirt on it.

Monday, July 14, 2008 1:26 PM
Am I the only person who giggled when he read that the original poster in this thread had the nick of "headchopper"?
Monday, July 14, 2008 5:40 PM
I can't speak for anyone else here but no, I didn't. A young man is critically injured - no reason for jokes. A 17 year old dead child - no reason for jokes.

Honestly, reading the boards after the SFoG incident it's like watching vultures baying for blood and guts.

I hope no one here (or their loved ones) has to read the likes of what has been posted in the past few weeks. I'm in no way religious but the words "there but for the grace of god go I" are words a few of you could benefit to think about.


Monday, July 14, 2008 5:42 PM

Richard Bannister said:
Am I the only person who giggled when he read that the original poster in this thread had the nick of "headchopper"?

I too, enjoyed the irony.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 3:41 AM
Well, if the guy was ordered to get the hat while the ride was in motion, not only should he get a workman's comp case going, he SHOULD be able to sue. However, at the same time, if he WAS indeed ordered to get the hat, he shouldn't have agreed to do so, so we're back to people needing to LEARN something. I still hope he's okay...I read somewhere that there was a person there at the time that said it didn't look good for the kid.

Hopman, do we really disagree that much? :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 3:46 AM
Actually, I just read that the guy is on life support. The article I read doesn't say anything about whether or not this was a case of the guy being ordered to get the hat or if he just went of his own volition. He was a foreign guy working at Seaside Heights for the summer. He went to retrieve a hat for a child and when he stood back up, the coaster hit him in the back of the head.

Shame that this had to happen again. I hope he pulls it me, or does this one seem a little different than the SFoG guy?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 6:53 AM
Well, they guy could've refused to get it, then was thretened with termination.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 1:28 PM
Hopman, absolutely. I was thinking about this last night, and if this kid came over to the States to work, he probably WOULD be very scared to lose his job. Shame that that could be a factor in his decision.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 3:16 PM
In some states (NH, MO & OH, for example) are "at will" states. You can be fired at any time without reason. Might have been something like that.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 1:37 AM
I just don't get it. Not that anyone has any business being in a low zone without lock out/tag out procedures being observed, but whatever happened to "look both ways before crossing the street." Where is people's common sense?
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 7:32 AM
It went out the window when "Leave it to Beaver" was canceled.
Thursday, July 17, 2008 1:23 PM
The kid has passed away. :( Sad news.
Thursday, July 17, 2008 3:32 PM
This is your head.

This is a roller coaster train.

This is your head getting struck by a roller coaster train.

Any questions?

Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:39 PM
Bunky already said it. The young man passed away today. Here is a link to the story.


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