Amusement Park Accidents

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A Daytona Beach, Florida rollercoaster that derailed on June 14th, 2018 had been previously taken out of service due to improper maintenance. State inspectors noted rust and corrosion and a crack in the track approximately a month before the incident that left nine people hospitalized. The rollercoaster was reopened after…

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When paying the entrance fee to attend an amusement park, most people would assume that some basic level of safety is guaranteed. Included in this assumption is the reasonable guess that all of the rides have been designed with safety in mind, by qualified professionals including engineers. Unfortunately, this is…

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It has only been a few months since the terrible accident at the Ohio State Fair, but already memories of that awful tragedy are beginning to fade. People are flocking back to amusement parks, State Fairs, and other places where thrill rides are offered. Many of these are static locations,…

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On July 24th, 2017, the Columbus Dispatch ran an article entitled “Rides will be ready despite set-up delays.” The article referenced recent flooding in the area, which made it impossible for the Ohio State Fair to begin deploying the various rides and attractions. The ride inspectors hurried around the grounds…

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Water parks can be a great way to cool down on a hot summer day. Offering slides, pools, and other attractions, water parks offer family fun as well as opportunities for teenagers and young adults to spend time with their friends. There are certain safety precautions most parents will take…

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An August 13th incident at the theme park in Cedar Point, Ohio is drawing attention to the laxness of certain aspects of theme park security. A 45 year old male was struck and killed by an inverted coaster while retrieving his hat from under the ride. According to experts, the…

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One terrible day for California amusement parks underlines just how dangerous these locations can be. On June 12th, 2015th, three serious incidents made clear that amusement parks can be dangerous, not just for thrill-seekers but for park staff as well. The three incidents, all of which occurred in Santa Clara,…

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When you send your kid off to summer camp, you have certain expectations. The camp is taking responsibility for the safety or your child, and are guaranteeing the safety of the environment where your kid is staying. Every safety precaution must be taken to make sure your kid is not…

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