Four hospitalized after chemical exposure at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure

Posted Thursday, August 14, 2003 4:44 AM | Contributed by wkyc.com

Four people were taken to the hospital after exposure to chemicals at a Six Flags Worlds of Adventure while in Hook's Lagoon. A possible power outage may have caused a malfunction with the electronic chemical control system that is responsible for monitoring and distributing typical pool chemicals.

Read more from WKYC/Cleveland.

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Thursday, August 14, 2003 5:27 AM
That sounds like something that should have some type of backup be it battery or generator.
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Thursday, August 14, 2003 6:26 AM
This park seems to suffers from lots of power outages!

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Thursday, August 14, 2003 8:04 AM
Didn't they have a similar chemical reaction in their waterpark last year as well?

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Thursday, August 14, 2003 8:31 AM
CPLady, that was Wyandot Lake in Columbus, Ohio...but almost the exact same situation with their Christopher's Island.

It's strange they just did a MAJOR overhaul on the filtering system this past spring. I know this new one is more powerful than the old one which could have lead to this incident.

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Thursday, August 14, 2003 9:48 AM
SFWoA and chemical spills go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Or at least one would imagine based on the stench over by B:KF.

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Thursday, August 14, 2003 9:55 AM
Another power outage at SFWoA. I wonder if all the toilets backed up again!
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Thursday, August 14, 2003 12:37 PM
Deja Vu at WoA.

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Thursday, August 14, 2003 1:16 PM
There is a power outage in the Northeast so don't blame SFWOA. *** This post was edited by CedarPointRocks 8/14/2003 7:58:01 PM ***
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Thursday, August 14, 2003 5:19 PM
If these are dangerous chemicals they should have some back up power. Like Cedar Point does so people don't get stuck on top of the Millennium Force. Plus this has happened before so you would think they could get it right the second time. I think it is their fault.

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Thursday, August 14, 2003 6:01 PM
Maybe you should eat your words. In today's power failure they needed to manually ratchet the drum to pull the train over the top of the lift.

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Thursday, August 14, 2003 7:04 PM
I just don't understand why there wouldn't be a system set up which would stop the use of the chemicals in the event of a power failure. Like a simple tank, it could be hooked up so the gas would be released into the tank and be contained.

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Friday, August 15, 2003 9:37 AM
Funny that after that huge power outage we all suffered apparently SFWoA didn't lose any power, yet this time it was CP.
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Saturday, August 16, 2003 5:36 PM
So THAT's why it was closed when we were there this week. The employees weren't releasing the info when we were there. First time at the park, and I must say it sure is a "different" type of Six Flags.

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 12:05 PM
Wow, that's twice SFWOA has had a chemical spill. It was on the Amusement Accident Database. Now all they need is a clone of the original Rattler *Wink*
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