Six Flags New England being sued over SROS fatal accident.

Thursday, September 2, 2004 9:18 PM
Submitted as news but figured people would want to see it now.

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Thursday, September 2, 2004 9:26 PM
More bad news for six flags and did anyone notice that the article failed to mention that the guy who died did not tell the operators of his condition.( His fault too)
Thursday, September 2, 2004 10:01 PM
If you mean his cerebral palsy, that had nothing to do with his ejection from the ride. I think the state's report made it pretty clear that he was ejected because the seat belt was too long. *** Edited 9/3/2004 2:03:34 AM UTC by Jeff***
Thursday, September 2, 2004 10:06 PM

Statement from Six Flags New England, regarding the lawsuit:

Sep. 2nd, 2004 -- The information reported in the news media today regarding a proposed Six Flags' settlement agreement with the Mordarsky family is simply inaccurate.

Six Flags came to an agreement in principle with Germaine and Daniel Mordarsky and with the estate of Stanley Modarsky that provided for immediate financial relief, ongoing financial support and donations to charities. The minimum guaranteed amount of this settlement was in excess of $500,000.

Six Flags has not reneged on this proposed settlement and, in fact, in response to additional demands by the attorneys for the Mordarsky family, substantially increased the offer.

We continue to extend our most sincere condolences to the Mordarsky family and are frankly dismayed by their current frustrations as portrayed by attorney Joseph Farrell.

For more than 40 years, our company has delivered billions of safe, fun theme park experiences for families around the world. The safety and enjoyment of those families is our top priority.

Thursday, September 2, 2004 10:57 PM
Let's also not forget that his lap bar wasn't even checked as well,that's why we've got the long,slow safety procedures in place at all 3 S:ROS coasters in the chain.
Thursday, September 2, 2004 11:25 PM
Actually BFSFA, that's not true. The folks at SFNE have it figured out. Out of the five rides we took, many of the times the train we were on was dispatched while the other train came back into the brakes. There was nothing slow about it, because the attendants were doing a very fast and accurate job of checking the restraints and belts.
Thursday, September 2, 2004 11:53 PM
How many ops were checking bars, Intamin Fan?
Friday, September 3, 2004 2:18 AM
''I'm angry," said Daniel Mordarsky by telephone from his home in Bloomfield, Conn. ''If they had made some reasonable offer we wouldn't be there in court. They're pretty much leaving us no choice."

Does this catch anybody else as kind of wrong? If I was in this situation, I don't think I would be saying that the only reason I was taking them to court was more money. I think that just kind of sounds sh*tty

Friday, September 3, 2004 3:05 AM
Legendary, I was riding with Intamin Fan and I remember 4 people checking the restraints.

-One attendent on each side going down the train to check the belts, then immediately followed by 2 more to check the lapbars.

Needless to say, these guys were absolutely flying! This kind of operation reminded me of Cedar Point, plus they all seemed to have smiles on their faces while they were pumping us up for our ride!

Friday, September 3, 2004 7:49 AM
I think the guy who fell out of SROS in SFDL got $4 million
Friday, September 3, 2004 7:55 AM
This is filed and is public information.

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*** Edited 9/3/2004 1:22:25 PM UTC by Jeff***

Friday, September 3, 2004 7:59 AM
I do question however, Why the ADA isn't part of the suit for allowing certain people to overide restrictions of the ride and the park.

Chuck, who dosen't consider the Deceased the cause but a contributor in his own demise and absolutely not clear laws that allowed that to happen.

Oh, I have to let him ride, The law says so or it's discrimination.

Friday, September 3, 2004 8:02 AM

Let's also not forget that his lap bar wasn't even checked as well,that's why we've got the long,slow safety procedures in place at all 3 S:ROS coasters in the chain.

The trip reports I have been reading say that 2 out of 3 parks are checking the restraints in a efficent and responsible fashion. Guess which one isn't?

Friday, September 3, 2004 1:44 PM
^No need to guess which one at all when it comes to efficient & responsible fashion of checking restraints.
Friday, September 3, 2004 3:12 PM
Don't mistake that for s l o w ops, BWFSFA. You can have "efficient" and "responsible" checking of restraints and still hit interval. I know, I did it four years of my life.


Friday, September 3, 2004 5:24 PM

Well ofcourse his Cerebral Palsy did not eject him from his seat. What I meant was he was required by state law to notify the ride operator of his condition. Whether or not it had anything to do with flying out of the ride or not. That's what the state investigation report says.

Friday, September 3, 2004 5:57 PM
Of he had notified the ops about his condition, he most likely would not have been on the ride in the first place to get ejected out of the seat.
Friday, September 3, 2004 7:33 PM
On what basis would he have been excluded? People with CP ride coasters all the time. I've seen nothing that suggests that his CP should have prevented him from riding.

The DPS report makes no effort to tie his failure to report his medical condition to his ejection, nor have I seen any credible effort to make such a connection, including by Six Flags itself (though if the litigation proceeds I expect SF's attorneys will at least make an effort to do so). Without such a connection, I frankly don't even see why the DPS included it in the report.

Friday, September 3, 2004 7:46 PM
If it is true that SF was offered a settlement for half a million and they did not honor it, they are so stupid. Now they are going to court with a report that looks bad for them, a death in an accident that looks to be the second of its kind, and after just changing the restraints which can be seen as an admission there was something wrong.
Friday, September 3, 2004 8:08 PM
The guy could have been a corpse to start with and not fall out if he was properly restrained. His condition had nothing to do with it. Use some common sense.

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