Manager says Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom tower not maintained properly before accident

Posted Monday, April 14, 2008 11:21 PM | Contributed by Raphael

Maintenance workers for Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom did not follow several of a ride manufacturer's instructions for caring for a cable that snapped and severed the feet of a Louisville teenager last summer, according to a maintenance supervisor's sworn statement. John Schmidt, the park's ride-maintenance manager since 1999, said in a deposition in November that technicians for the theme park never performed a hands-on inspection before the accident on any of the 10 cables on the Superman Tower of Power ride.

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