Posted Monday, July 12, 2010 12:03 PM | Contributed by Jeff
A woman who fell from a roller coaster at a Baton Rouge amusement park Sunday afternoon is dead. Lindsay Zeno, 21, of Lafayette was pronounced dead at a Baton Rouge hospital. According to witnesses, she fell about 30 feet from the "Xtreme" at Blue Bayou Water Park/Dixie Landin' Amusement Park around 4 p.m.
Read more from WAFB/Baton Rouge.
That list was entirely from memory, and I figured I didn't have to elaborate further as the point was to illustrate the wide variet of agencies that have jurisdiction over amusement rides. I had no intention of making it in any way comprehensive.
But since you asked...
If you want to learn more than you ever wanted to know about who regulates amusement rides in any state, Kathy Fackler has put together a pretty comprehensive database at saferparks.org: http://www.saferparks.org/database/agencies/
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Thanks, I was just curious.
I think it's funny that people say they feel unsafe at Camden, but I didn't see any accidents at the park listed (nor do I remember hearing about any in all my years in WV).
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
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