State official invited to observe investigation of Superman crash
Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2001 6:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff
An official of the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety has been invited to observe the investigation into the accident at Six Flags New England where two trains on Superman collided in the station. State law does not entitle the state to investigate accidents. The park is expected to release its findings at the conclusion of the investigation.
Very good news. The quote about the park officials acting as if it were there own children involved in the accident illustrates my point that the industry regulates itself for its own good. The fact that they invite the state in also shows they've got nothing to hide.
I'm really anxious to hear what happened.
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Well, Mooney said that if there was anything that was supposed to be done that wasn't being done, it would have been mentioned. Apparently everything is going according to plan, as it always has. I wonder if the infamous Mr. Markey has read THIS article...
The Luv Monkey has spoken... NITRO kicks it into high gear...only at Six Flags Great Adventure! Track Record: 28 and counting...
A thourough investigation defintely needs to be done, btu what concerns me is the media's take on everything. They seem so quick to jump on the proverbial bandwagon that they are way too quick to condemn, rather than examine and then comment. The naysayers will say close it down, rides are dangerous, but my thought is that EVERYTHING has an element of danger. I'm waiting for the lawsuits to come rolling in. I, for one, would not sue if I was on the ride. Accidents do happen in life. We just need to learn from them...
xDisney said: Open self regulation beats government regulation anytime. Mandatory accident and injury reporting to a searchable central database accessible to anyone on the internet would be a nice good faith measure. If the industry doesn't start taking measures like these, it just gives the goverenment a reason to jump in and "protect" the public.
Good job CoasterCliff, thanks for telling us what we already know (even if it was spelled incorrectly) but I say this is an example of a park showing they only have the customer's safety at their interest, and that we don't need federal regulation for these types of incidents. ------------- Join CRAMB (Coaster Rider's Against Markey's Bill) today.
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Try FoxNews! It fits all the requirements. But anyway, this accident is simply the accident that couldn't happen. The fact that it did is cause for concern. Hats off to Six Flags for handling the investigation with a transparency that will stand up to their harshest critics.
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