Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom sues Intamin and cable manufacturer over accident

Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2008 10:39 AM | Contributed by Chitown

Four years before a Louisville teen’s feet were severed by a cable that snapped on a Kentucky Kingdom ride, the cable’s manufacturer had sent the park the wrong cables, or wire ropes, to install — cables that were inappropriate to use on the ride, according to a suit filed by Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. And the manufacturer of the Superman Tower of Power ride, Intamin Ltd, which has offices in Switzerland and Maryland, made the ride available to the public without a mechanism for automatically shutting it off in the event a cable failed, the suit claims.

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