Tennessee begins ride inspection program

Posted Monday, February 23, 2009 9:26 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A bill signed into law on New Year's Day means amusement park rides in Tennessee will be watched closer than ever. All rides, big or small, now have to meet the same inspection standards. Huge rides dot the skyline of Pigeon Forge, entertaining visitors all year long. But back in 2004, one family's vacation turned tragic. June Alexander, 51, died when her safety harness allegedly malfunctioned while she was on a ride at the Rockin' Raceway. Her family watched her fall some 60 feet to the ground.

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