Investigation into Ninja derailment continues, first lawsuit filed

Posted Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:07 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Park officials and witnesses described seeing a large branch fall across the tracks at about 6 p.m. Monday, causing the partial derailment, but a spokesman for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Peter Melton, said an entire tree -- estimated at 40 feet high -- had actually fallen.

Two Six Flags Magic Mountain visitors who were riding the Ninja roller coaster when it struck a downed tree Monday sued the park, seeking unspecified damages.

From the LA Times: Investigation continues, lawsuit filed.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:13 AM

If a tree falls in a theme park how many people will sue ?

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:09 AM

I'm waiting for the tree's family to bring a lawsuit now.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:39 PM

I heard the tree is being taken out of the ICU, and is making a steady recovery. The Tree's lawyers refused to comment on the current situation.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:14 PM

I think we should leaf this alone. The lawyer for the tree is probably all bark and no bite anyway.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:16 PM

Enough with the sappy jokes. They are making me start to root for the park.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:25 PM

Make like a tree...and get out of here.

Last edited by OhioStater, Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:26 PM
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Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:30 PM

Make sure you count to Tree so we can get a head start.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:27 PM

I'm just re-leafed that no was was hurt. Now wood you all please get back on topic? I can't come up with any more tree puns. I'm stumped.

I bet no one saw that coming. lol

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:01 PM

You guys aren't very punny.

I'd make a wood joke, but, you know. Beaver.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:05 PM

I think Charmland was trying to send a message.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:21 PM

OhioStater said:

Make like a tree...and get out of here.

Yeah... That's about as funny as a screen door on a battleship

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:48 PM

It looks like Ninja got a fresh whiff of a new pine air freshener.

But hey, I'm not Birch-ing

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:04 PM

Kids today don't know Back To The Future. Get off my lawn!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:09 PM

"Get the hell out of my car old man!"

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:13 PM

Ninja getting rocky mountain treatment?

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:37 PM

No, the Yosemite treatment

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Friday, July 11, 2014 12:23 AM

Most of the victims are suffering from severe splinter trauma, growing pains, and the pain is reportedly branching out all over the body.

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Friday, July 11, 2014 9:39 AM

OhioStater said:
Make like a tree...and get out of here.

It's leave, you idiot! "Make like a tree, and leave." You sound like a damn fool when you say it wrong.

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Friday, July 11, 2014 10:17 AM

If the tree dies, he dies. Probably better anyways. Who can live with so many trees? They suck up all the oxygen.

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