Groundskeepers can now lockout rides at Lake Compounce

Posted Sunday, July 1, 2001 9:10 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Following the death of a groundskeeper, who was struck in the head by a testing roller coaster while working under it, Lake Compounce has implemented a lockout system for the workers when they work around the ride. The ride can not operate until the worker returns and unlocks the ride.

Read more from The Hartford Courant.

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Sunday, July 1, 2001 9:46 AM
It's good that they're taking safety precautions, hopefully it won't happen again.

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Sunday, July 1, 2001 4:44 PM
They should have always been doing this.
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Sunday, July 1, 2001 8:15 PM
The sad thing is, sometimes it takes a tragedy for something to be implemented. This goes on everywhere.

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Monday, July 2, 2001 5:03 AM
"Asked why groundskeepers didn't have the cards earlier, Wages said: 'We frankly didn't think it was necessary. Most other parks don't have their landscape workers on the lock-out tag program.'"

That has to be one of the dumbest statements I have heard in a long time.

*** This post was edited by Gemini on 7/2/2001. ***
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