Inspectors find more poorly maintained parts after fatal Expoland accident

Posted Monday, June 25, 2007 9:53 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Authorities inspected a second train at Osaka's Expoland amusement park one month after the derailment of another park roller coaster killed a passenger, The Daily Yomiuri reported Monday. An expert on material mechanics from Kobe University, Professor Toshimichi Fukuoka, said in his opinion the park operators had neglected proper maintenance.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 4:06 PM

Park employees told police that only some of the axles on the trains were inspected, the Daily Yomiuri said.

I'm glad they are finding these maintenance flaws now instead of letting me be the guinea pig come September!

*** This post was edited by thrillerman1 6/26/2007 4:08:34 PM ***

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 4:28 PM
Right. And only the axles that weren't inspected are the ones with issues. At first I thought the park wasn't at all to blame, but now I'm thinking otherwise.
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