Ride Accidents?

Friday, January 3, 2003 12:42 PM
A friend of mine has informed me of two accidents today, however he saw them on the Spanish CNN, and we can't find any other evidence, would anyone be able to help out?

The first:
A chairlift or something similar had a support collapse in Australia

The second: A KMG Move It had an arm fall off, with some people on it in Puerto Rico.

Anyone know more?

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*** This post was edited by Vortexguy on 1/3/2003. ***

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Friday, January 3, 2003 12:52 PM
I heard about the one in Puerto Rico (though I'd heard it was a Spin Out, which would be the Tivoli version of the Move-It 24) but no details. I heard that it broke a sweep, and I heard that it lost a tub, but I am not sure which is true.

If I hear anything I'll pass the word on...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Friday, January 3, 2003 1:08 PM

Here is the story about the chairlift accident it has a video to the right.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2003/01/item20030104001702_1.htm

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Friday, January 3, 2003 1:12 PM
Well from what I saw, there were at least 2 seats on the ground, and from what I read in a local newspaper, 6 people were injured in the incident pertaining to the Spin Out.

*** This post was edited by Frankster on 1/3/2003. ***

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Friday, January 3, 2003 1:15 PM

Here is another accident also that happend its in Saudi Arabia this one had a death.

http://www.arabnews.com/Article.asp?ID=21682

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Saturday, January 4, 2003 10:40 AM
RideMan, the Spin Out is made by KMG. You can check it out on their website.
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Saturday, January 4, 2003 2:40 PM
Intamin Fan, the Move-It 24 is made by KMG. The Spin-Out is built by Tivoli under license from KMG, and is therefore (nearly?) identical to the Move-It 24. The models owned by Amusements of America, Wood Amusements, and Funtastic Shows (at the very least) are all built by Tivoli, and I have here eleven pages of recent safety bulletins (courtesy of NAARSO) from Tivoli describing issues regarding the Spin Out. Mostly details of emergency evacuation. One of the bulletins states:

It has come to the attention of Tivoli Mfg. Ltd. from the original designers of the Spin Out, KMG Europe BV, that there have been cases where cracks have been detected on the sweep arms (...) of Spin Out rides operating in Europe.

The bulletin also notes that no cracks have been found on rides in the USA, but also that in Europe the ride runs at a different speed, and so the problem may not apply to rides in the US. Hmmm...Looks like A of A may have just found a crack on a stateside Spin Out...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Saturday, January 4, 2003 7:55 PM
It seems as though Dave just dropped a bomb. You do deserve the name Rideman.

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Sunday, January 5, 2003 9:01 AM
The SFMM Salvi:
I'm not into dropping bombs. I do work for a University, and I think the attitude of the place kinda rubs off. And I got the CoasterBuzz handle the same way you got yours: I picked it when I registered. :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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