Man dies in fall from roller coaster at Tokyo Dome City

Posted Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:51 PM | Contributed by Absimilliard

A 34-year-old man died Sunday after falling from an amusement park ride at Tokyo Dome City Attractions in Bunkyo Ward, police said. The man was on the Spinning Coaster Maihime, a roller-coaster ride with revolving cars, when he fell at around 12:40 p.m. Sunday.

Read more from The Japan Times. See also: Japanese-English translation on Yahoo Japan via Google Translate.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011 4:06 PM

Is this the same manufacturer as the other recent spinning coaster ejection?

Sunday, January 30, 2011 7:03 PM

Yes, its the same manufacturer and cars as the ride that ejected a rider in Louisiana. 3 ejections in two years on that kind of ride. That's a nasty average!

Last edited by Absimilliard, Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:40 PM
Sunday, January 30, 2011 7:06 PM

Beat me to it! The manufacturer in question is Maurer Shone, and they have coasters at Waldameer and Seabreeze as well.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 7:47 PM

Separate from the fact that this is a terrible event, the Google translation of the Japanese article is fairly entertaining. I liked it when the park's director "sincerely apologized to the deceased". I'm sure he'll really appreciate that.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 7:55 PM

Absimilliard said:
3 injections in two years on that kind of ride. That's a nasty average!

I'd think it'd be pretty hard to get an injection while the ride's moving.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:33 PM

Wow, speechless - I rode this on Friday!

Monday, January 31, 2011 10:37 AM

I hope this doesn't turn out to be another case where the manufacturer says, "Everything was working properly. We have no idea why this happened."

Monday, January 31, 2011 12:45 PM

If this ever happens to me I hope the paper doesn't report my physique as a "big barn".

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 6:46 PM

Wow I was on that ride a year ago

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 9:41 PM

Three ejections in two years, but from a ride which has been around for more than a decade.

Kind of makes you wonder...what changed after eight years of successful operation?

Or maybe there is no pattern at all?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 11:01 PM

^I read your signature and sadly have to wonder if it isn't a case of familiarity breeding complacence? :(


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