Dreamworld ride op suing for injuries allegedly caused by checking harnesses

Posted Thursday, April 2, 2015 9:27 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Queensland amusement park Dreamworld is being sued for $290,000 by a former casual employee, who claims she suffers from an permanent disability caused by checking harnesses on the Tower of Terror thrill ride. Zoe Dennise Prince, 28, was working at the Gold Coast amusement park until September last year, according to Gold Coast Bulletin. However she was allegedly injured on May 20, 2013 when she allegedly she experienced pain her right wrist whilst checking harnesses on the ride.

Read more from The Daily Mail.

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Friday, April 3, 2015 5:07 AM

Pardon? I used to work on that ride. This hurts my head.

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Friday, April 3, 2015 8:14 AM

And her wrist, apparently.

It's hard to read the narrative of the lawsuit. Oh no! You had to check restraints over and over, as a ride operator! What exactly else would you expect to be doing?

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Friday, April 3, 2015 6:34 PM

More understandable would be someone working as an op on the Premier LIM bowls suing for damage to their hips, knees and ankles from having to bend over so far they could touch their toes just to check restraints. Really great rides (since the OTSRs went away about a decade ago) - just hellishly designed station platforms....for employees.

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Friday, April 3, 2015 10:31 PM

Well they could just do what Disney does and have each rider push up on their bar for them.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 9:04 AM

Just wondering, back in the day for example Coney Island Cyclone circa 1950, did ride op's even check restraints or did they rely on people's common sense?

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Sunday, April 5, 2015 11:16 AM

I don't know for sure if the Cyclone had any restraints back then. I think all that was there was the lap bar which was stationary.

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