Wow, such a tragic season. I think this is four amusement park related fatalities this year? We had the girl with the gum at SFGAm, Ms Fellner at HW, the mentally disabled man in Pennsylvania (cant remember the park), and now this one. I just hope this isnt going to give Markey more amunition as most of these, if not all of these, accidents (dont have details on this one yet) havent been the fault of the park.
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According to the info in the link that was submitted the 52 year old woman died after being struck by one of the cars on the ride.
Now how could that've happened? was the ride not properly blocked off with a safety fence of some kind?
My guess is she somehow managed to get through any such protective fencing & was hit by the ride in the process,the question now is why did she try to enter the ride area while it was running to begin with.
Unfortunately, the park most likely wil be found at fault in this case. Ride operators are supposed to check their infields (Anywhere the ride runs) before they start the ride, and if the news article is correct, it does not sound like this was done. Granted, this is just my opinion and take on what may have happened based upon the short news article. Hopefully more information will come. My thoughts and Prayers go out to the family of the woman.
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The other probably more likely explanation would be that she entered the ride in the normal manner, but for some reason was not seated in a cup when the ride started. However, we shouldn't speculate too much until details are available.
Yes, this is a tragic year. 3 ride related deaths already this season is above the normal average for an entire year. The mentally disabled man at Knobels was injured, but not killed.
I bet there was a fence. Either she hopped the fence, got out of the car, or the ride op did their job wrong. But if it happened when the ride started, the operator obviously did not look around and check the ride like they are supposed to. ------------------ "Here's my ten cence, my two cence is free"-Eminem
no, no, no. What happened was the ride ops locked the lapbars and started the operation without knowing somebody was on the loading platform. She was struck from the trains. It was the ride ops fault becuase they should pay more attention to guest.
This is a schwarzkopf jukebox ride. It has several 50s-style cars that spin slowly that are connected to the main ride which spins faster. The cars are lifted up in one point of the ride by a hydraulic piston. The way the ride starts up, it seems like she would have had time to scream to get the ride op to stop the ride or move out of the way... But we don't know all of the details yet.
Such a pity, esp. since this should have been an up beat thing nomatter if she was an employee or a patron. Being at an amusment park should make anybody happy:). Thoughts and prayers go out as with any time something like this happens.
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