Epcot's Mission: Space reopens after death

Posted Friday, April 14, 2006 9:56 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Walt Disney World reopened its ''Mission: Space'' attraction Thursday because engineers found it was operating properly, a day after a woman who became ill when she got off the ride died at a hospital. The medical examiner's office identified the victim, Hiltrud Bleumel, 49, and will conduct an autopsy today, according to a written statement.

Read more from AP via The Miami Herald.

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Friday, April 14, 2006 2:07 PM
Sadly, this death has again brought Ed Markey on to CNN. What an ambulance chaser. If I asked him how Fed oversight would've prevented this death, what do you suppose he would say?
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Friday, April 14, 2006 6:46 PM
Whats he going to do, require testing to make sure no one has bleeding on the brain before they board this attraction??

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/orl-bk-tourist041406,0,7767964.story?coll=orl-home-headlines

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Monday, April 17, 2006 8:32 AM
^I do not like how that article (in the last paragraph) makes it sound like the the two deaths were caused by the ride. IMO neither were caused by the ride, but pre-existing conditions caused death that coincidentally happened while on the ride or shortly thereafter. With so many people filing through that park, it is bound to happen.

(Please note: In the above post I do not mean to sound insensitive in any way shape or form. I really am a thoughtful sensitive guy who likes long walks on the beach and ... oh wait... never mind.)

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