Worker struck and killed by testing roller coaster at Kijima in Japan

Posted Monday, August 14, 2017 9:36 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A male worker was killed and another seriously injured Saturday when they were hit by a roller coaster being tested at an amusement park in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Oita, police said. Takashi Okubo, 44, and another worker were struck at around 3:30 p.m. as they were checking the roller coaster track at Kijima Kogen Park in the city of Beppu.

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