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Six Flags (Magic Mountain LA) rollercoaster derails in terrifying crash:
UK Daily Mail ^ | July 8, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 07/08/2014 6:25:31 AM PDT by C19fan

Four people were injured tonight and around 21 others were left hanging 30ft in the air when a roller coaster at Six Flags in Los Angeles derailed. Los Angeles County Fire Department first responders were called to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita just before 6 p.m. after ride operators said the attraction that hits 55 mph had smashed into a tree. Rescue crews discovered the terrified passengers clinging to the amusement park ride, according to KTLA. They were using heavy equipment to extract the thrillseekers.

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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: magic; roller
Negligence not to do some basic maintenance.
1 posted on 07/08/2014 6:25:31 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Pure incompetence.

Kennywood here in Pittsburgh brings the maintenance staff in early every day. They run empty cars and then send a maintenance guy down the tracks every morning, looking for problems hours before paying customers get there.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 6:27:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: C19fan

That negligence is going to cost’em too


3 posted on 07/08/2014 6:29:20 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: C19fan
The fact that no one died shows that those safety harnesses and at least some of the other multiple safety devices worked as intended.
Good job on mechanical design, bad job on tree trimming.

4 posted on 07/08/2014 6:31:49 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: C19fan

Watch how fast Congressholes and local elected orifice holders rush to pass legislation to fix this crisis.


5 posted on 07/08/2014 6:33:05 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

A tree branch fell on to the tracks. There may or may not have been negligence regarding the status of the adjacent tree, but I’m pretty sure every amusement park follows the procedure you described.


6 posted on 07/08/2014 6:34:37 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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They were using heavy equipment to extract the thrill seekers.

Sounds like the true thrill seekers got their money's worth.

7 posted on 07/08/2014 7:01:26 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Kennywood is only a quarter the Size of Six Flags L.A.
Still though, they could do their maintenance at night after the park closed (like they used to do in the 80’s).


8 posted on 07/08/2014 7:02:55 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

What a silly a$$ comment .....You beloved Kennywood has had its share of incidents and or accidents. Magic Mountain runs all its rides empty an are checked daily


9 posted on 07/08/2014 7:07:56 AM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: al baby
You beloved Kennywood has had its share of incidents and or accidents.

A pavilion around The Whip that was taken down by a tornado? Hard to prep for THAT one while doing AM maintenance.


10 posted on 07/08/2014 7:26:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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