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.
Is this the same manufacturer as the other recent spinning coaster ejection?
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
Beat me to it! The manufacturer in question is Maurer Shone, and they have coasters at Waldameer and Seabreeze as well.
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.
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.
Wow, speechless - I rode this on Friday!
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."
If this ever happens to me I hope the paper doesn't report my physique as a "big barn".
Wow I was on that ride a year ago
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.
^I read your signature and sadly have to wonder if it isn't a case of familiarity breeding complacence? :(
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