That is sad I hope he pulls through. I noticed when I was at KNoebels the ride host on Twister walked back and fourth the track on every train with out siginal the ride op. ISn't there like a set safety rule that you don't do that?
Was at IB last night and while waiting in line for Tig'rr my wife and I saw police on the Cornball platform so we knew it wasn't good whatever it was. This also explains why Tom Spackman wasn't looking so good at dinner in the Skyroom at around 4:30.
This is very sad news but in all honesty, it doesn't surprise me at this park. I was there on Saturday and saw countless times of operators on both Cornball and Hoosier Hurricane jumping the tracks in the station as the train was entering.
coasterqueenTRN said: Well the Kamakazi dude is apparently gone now. Good riddance.
Anywoo, I hope the ride op is ok. My thoughts go out to his family as well.
THANK YOU! Finnaly some one stopped saying "prayers".. anyways... it is very sad that somone gets injured like that. And the Kamikaze person... is getting annoying saying stuff that is just plain low and rude.
This is horrible. I was just at IB 2 times in the past few weeks, and as others have mentioned, the operators just didn't seem paying much attention (the Dells parks have been even worse).
When I worked on the Blue Streak at CP, I was mopping the brake run one morning. Some guests walked up and asked when is the ride gonna open, I turned to answer, slipped and fell; one leg between the track and catwalk, one on a track tie and my face basically on the track. It really hurt. You can't be too careful.
Those PTC trains are over 6 tons unloaded. That's 12,000 pounds. That's alot. I see employees at alot of parks jumping across tracks, etc. and it just freaks me out...
My thing is...please don't jump on me...but I actually kinda agree with Kamikaze. Why was this guy crossing the tracks in the first place when the train wasn't in the station? I would have gotten killed by the ops/supervisor if I did that when I worked on the coaster at Sesame Place (Vekoma family). Maybe he was experienced at it and did it already, maybe the employees are allowed to do it, I don't know how things are run there when it comes to employees and crossing the tracks. I'm just saying it only takes one time to fall, and this was the time, unfortunately.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family for this unfortunate incident, a real tragedy :(