Posted Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:30 PM | Contributed by CPJ
Walt Disney World will keep a roller coaster closed through the summer as federal investigators continue examining the death of a resort mechanic who was killed while working on the attraction in March. Disney recently extended the closure of Primeval Whirl, a spinning coaster in Disney's Animal Kingdom that has been shut down since January for maintenance, until at least Sept. 14.
Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.
The optimist in me wants to think that, given this was the second fatality of a maintenance worker on the ride, he broke some rules that Disney established after the first accident. The industry has been around a long time, and it knows these are dangerous machines, and how to work around them.
That said, I wonder if they could technically just do their rehab work on the other half of the ride, since it's actually two rides. If the feds are holding things up, that's not a good situation.
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