Cornball accident

Monday, September 5, 2005 4:40 PM
Don't know weather this happened today or sunday but a operator was crossing the tracks on Cornball Express and slipped and got wedged in the track, The train hit him.

The ride remains closed pending investigation, The operator was listed in critical condition.

Chuck, thats all I know for now.

Monday, September 5, 2005 4:53 PM
I tried googling for more info but came up with nothing...
Fever I really enjoy the Simpsons. It's just a shame that I am starting to LOOK like Homer.
Monday, September 5, 2005 4:58 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar THIS is what Chuck was referring to.

I haven't found an actual news link yet but it does sound legit. :-(


Monday, September 5, 2005 5:07 PM
beast7369's avatar My prayers are with this operator and all at IB as well as the operators family.
Monday, September 5, 2005 5:13 PM
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?


Monday, September 5, 2005 5:29 PM
^ don't know about knoebels, but at Martin's Fantasy Island we don't have any "cross" signal.

-- alan "just this year we started thumbs up..." jacyszyn *** Edited 9/5/2005 9:29:30 PM UTC by SFDL_Dude***

Monday, September 5, 2005 6:04 PM

News story.

My heart goes out to the op, the family of the op and the Spackman family.

Monday, September 5, 2005 6:41 PM
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.

Our prayers go out to the ride op and IB!

SOB's biggest fanboy!
Monday, September 5, 2005 6:44 PM
Employees that aren't properly trained get hit by them. *** Edited 9/5/2005 10:56:57 PM UTC by Kamikaze***
Monday, September 5, 2005 8:12 PM
crazy horse's avatar Kamikazi, I dont know you but........

looking at your last few posts, I think you need to sit down and think about what you are going to type before you do.


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Monday, September 5, 2005 9:29 PM
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.

I pray this rideop pulls through.

My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

Monday, September 5, 2005 9:34 PM
I have seen some pretty offensive things on these boards before, and some pretty ignorant people as well. However, Kamikaze's post is the LOWEST I have ever seen anyone sink on here.

My thoughts go to the poor rideop and his/her family.

Monday, September 5, 2005 9:52 PM
^ Yes, but pun intended or not, his post is the truth.
Monday, September 5, 2005 9:58 PM
It was low but not as bad as jeret when he was talking about how he can't stand the people in Houston.

My prayers go out to the ride op it really does suck.

Monday, September 5, 2005 11:44 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar 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.


Monday, September 5, 2005 11:51 PM

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.

Monday, September 5, 2005 11:58 PM

Keith2005 said:

Finnaly some one stopped saying "prayers"...

Is there anything wrong with saying "prayers?"

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 12:11 AM
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...

This is horrible, my prayers are with this guy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 2:11 AM
No offense Chuck, but I was hoping that you were wrong...I hate to see anyone get injured and I am guessing it's a younger man.

I truly hope he overcomes his injuries.

Fever I really enjoy the Simpsons. It's just a shame that I am starting to LOOK like Homer.
Tuesday, September 6, 2005 3:59 AM
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 :(

Haha no I'm not giving Patrick the finger


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