Investigators say axles never replaced on Expoland coaster

Posted Monday, May 7, 2007 9:29 AM | Contributed by Jeff

An amusement park where a roller coaster derailed on Saturday, killing a passenger and injuring 19 others, had failed to replace any of its axles for 15 years, leading investigators to suspect that the metal axles were worn out, police said. The derailment occurred at Expoland in Suita on Saturday after one of the axles on the "Fujin Raijin II" roller coaster broke.

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