Posted Monday, July 22, 2002 5:01 AM | Contributed by ldiesman
A roller coaster at Paramount's Kings Island is running with only half its seats after the coaster hit a parked maintenance vehicle earlier this week. A Kings Island spokesman says an employee parked the vehicle in the path of the Top Gun roller coaster during a routine safety check Tuesday. Both the ride and the vehicle were empty and no one was injured.
Read more from WTVG/Cincinnati.
It seems that several parks are having problems with their lock out, tag out procedures. A lock from operations and a lock from whoever (maintenance?) was operating the truck should have gone on before the truck entered to area. The lock should only have come off after the truck was verified by both maintenance and operations as clear of the train and all personnel were out of the hazard area. (Note: I don't have any reason to believe that personnel were in the hazard area, but the truck certainly was in the way.)
*** This post was edited by Jim Fisher on 7/22/2002. ***
Wow, that was kind of odd. I am glad that no one was on the ride at the time. Hopefully that the park fixes the damaged cars soon so the ride can go back to regular operation.
Kara owes me two cookies. hmmmmm cookies.
Now there's an intelligent opinion.
Anyways, Petree, now that there's only 1 train, the people in the station have to wait about one minute and forty five seconds it to come back. Before, they would have been at least 3/4 of the way done with loading by then. It is making a big difference in its capacity. However, the line is still not very long because, although it would be big at some other parks, it is practically a kiddie ride at PKI (i.e. that's mostly who rides it: kids too afraid to ride SOB so they go down line right next to it)
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