Markey ups regulation rhetoric in wake of fatal accident at Darien Lake

Posted Monday, July 11, 2011 12:05 PM | Contributed by Jeff

As investigators work to determine how a double-amputee veteran fell to his death from a New York rollercoaster on Friday, one lawmaker stepped up a campaign for federal oversight of fixed-site theme parks. The accident reignited an effort to place fixed-site theme parks under federal regulatory oversight, U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, a democrat from Massachusetts who has long advocated for broader oversight, told Reuters on Sunday.

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