Six Flags Park to investigate itself in coaster death - Page 2
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Six Flags Park to investigate itself in coaster death

  1. #11
    Community Host
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    13,521

    Default

    I was not able to see pictures of the lady that died. I am curious how overweight was she?

    ~Bonita~

  2. #12
    Posting Addict Spacers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    My avatar is the tai chi -- a symbol of the eternal cycle of life
    Posts
    16,468

    Default



    According to the article above, there were 11 "serious injuries" in the past two years. And according to this article, "If an injury requires medical attention and involved the actual ride, the ride must be closed until it gets a new safety inspection." That's from Texas Department of Insurance spokesman Jerry Hagins.
    David Letterman is retiring. Such great memories of watching him over the past thirty-two years!

  3. #13
    Community Host
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    13,521

    Default

    I do not know what the regulation answer is, but that is a very sad situation.

    ~Bonita~

  4. #14
    Posting Addict GloriaInTX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    7,595

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    According to the article above, there were 11 "serious injuries" in the past two years. And according to this article, "If an injury requires medical attention and involved the actual ride, the ride must be closed until it gets a new safety inspection." That's from Texas Department of Insurance spokesman Jerry Hagins.
    But how do you know it wasn't closed and inspected? His quote sounds like to me that it was closed and inspected if the injury required medical attention and involved the actual ride.

    Nearly a dozen people reported being injured in the last five years while riding the Texas roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death last week, though the most serious injuries appear to be a concussion and muscles strains due to jostling, state records show.

    Six Flags Over Texas reported 14 injuries involving the Texas Giant roller coaster between April 2008 and April 2013, according to Texas Department of Insurance records. Three of those injuries happened either before or after the ride, such as tripping on the steps leading to the roller coaster.

    It wasn't immediately clear how many of those injuries prompted the ride to be shut down, department spokesman Jerry Hagins said. If an injury requires medical attention and involved the actual ride, the ride must be closed until it gets a new safety inspection, he said.

    "Our role is to make sure that happens," Hagins said, adding that the Texas Giant was currently closed and wouldn't reopen until the department sees a new safety inspection report.
    Texas Giant roller coaster has history of injuries - CBS News
    Last edited by GloriaInTX; 07-24-2013 at 01:14 PM.
    Mom to Lee, Jake, Brandon, Rocco
    Stepmom to Ryan, Regan, Braden, Baley
    Granddaughters Kylie 10/18/2010 & Aleya 4/22/2013


    I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosopy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend. --Thomas Jefferson

  5. #15
    Posting Addict Spacers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    My avatar is the tai chi -- a symbol of the eternal cycle of life
    Posts
    16,468

    Default

    I've not seen anything that says the ride *was* shut down for them, and IMHO if the spokesman for the department that *should* know if it was shut down & inspected doesn't know, then it probably didn't happen.
    David Letterman is retiring. Such great memories of watching him over the past thirty-two years!

  6. #16
    Posting Addict GloriaInTX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    7,595

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    I've not seen anything that says the ride *was* shut down for them, and IMHO if the spokesman for the department that *should* know if it was shut down & inspected doesn't know, then it probably didn't happen.
    So in other words you don't know you are just making that assumption. I doubt they alert the news media every time a ride is shut down. Why would they report those 11 incidents and then not shut down if they were supposed to? That doesn't even make good sense that they would report it and not take the appropriate action.
    Mom to Lee, Jake, Brandon, Rocco
    Stepmom to Ryan, Regan, Braden, Baley
    Granddaughters Kylie 10/18/2010 & Aleya 4/22/2013


    I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosopy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend. --Thomas Jefferson

  7. #17
    Posting Addict SID081108's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6,237

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    Magic Mountain is in California and California has state regulations about the frequency & thoroughness of ride inspections, minimum acceptable safety standards, and mandatory injury reporting. Texas has none of those. And since this park has not closed the ride, as required, for inspection after at least a dozen serious injuries, I have no faith that they will do a proper inspection now.
    Every state should absolutely have these types of things in place. I shouldn't have to wonder if each park (which has their OWN profit margins in mind more than anything) has done the proper upkeep and inspections on their rides.
    CARRIE and DH 7/14/07
    SOPHIA 8/11/08
    LAYLA 3/24/11


  8. #18
    Posting Addict
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    7,259

    Default

    From what I read, every state has something but it's run by different departments. In CA it's Dept of Industrial Relations; in TX it's Dept. of Insurance. That said, what those departments require of amusement parks and how involved they are varies from state to state.

    Park Safety Information

    It doesn't look like a significant difference between Magic Mountain and Six Flags over Texas.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
v -->

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Terms & Conditions