recent roller coaster accidents
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03 July 2015 03:54:24 China Daily
A wooden roller coaster makes its debut in Wuhu city, East China’s Anhui province, July 1, 2015. The structure is 1060 meters long, 32 meters high at its highest point, and allows for speeds of up to 91 km/h. It claims to be the largest wooden roller coaster in East China.
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08 June 2015 13:20:20 timesofmalta.com
Alton Towers will reopen to the public today after shutting its gates following a roller coaster crash which saw four people seriously injured. The theme park has been closed since Tuesday, and the chief executive of Merlin Entertainments, which owns the park, says it is committed to ensuring people can visit again “with confidence”. Sixteen people in total were injured on The Smiler ride when the carriage they were in collided with another that had come to a halt on the track. Nick Varney, chief executive of Merlin Entertainments, said the incident was a “terrible event” for everyone involved. He added: “We are very aware of the impact it will have on those involved and we are doing all we can to provide our support to those injured and their families. “We closed the park immediately while preliminary investigations took place and to give our staff time to come to terms with the accident and its aftermath. “In recent days our management team have been engaged in a thorough review of our operating and safety procedures before making this decision.” However, the X-Sector of the Staffordshire theme park – which houses The Smiler – will remain closed until further notice to allow...
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05 June 2015 16:45:14 timesofmalta.com
Alton Towers is to reopen “within the next few days” but the ride involved in the crash in which 16 people were injured will remain shut for the foreseeable future, the company which runs the park has announced. Four people were seriously hurt in Tuesday’s accident involving the Smiler ride and the Staffordshire tourist attraction has been closed since then, racking up losses of around £500,000 a day for owner Merlin Entertainment. The company said today that new “safety protocols” were being issued. The company said: “The safety of our visitors is our fundamental priority. We have a strong safety record at Alton Towers and across the Merlin Group. “Today we are enhancing our safety standards by issuing an additional set of safety protocols and procedures that will reinforce the safe operation of our multi-car roller coasters. These are effective immediately. “Each roller coaster has its own individual operating process and characteristics. Our central safety management team, together with local park operations, will now work to implement and brief operating staff on these protocols. “As a consequence, two roller coaster rides have been withdrawn from service until the new...
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03 June 2015 05:05:19 WN.com - World News
An air ambulance flies over The Smiler at Alton Towers in Alton, Britain where 16 were injured. Photo: Daren Staples London: Three teenagers are among four people seriously injured when two carriages on a roller coaster collided at the Alton Towers theme park in central England. The accident happened on The Smiler, an 80km/h ride featuring a world record 14 loops, when a carriage carrying 16 passengers crashed into an empty carriage that was stationary at the top of the ride. Four passengers - two men aged 27 and 18, a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman...
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03 June 2015 03:34:36 WN.com - World News
An air ambulance flies over The Smiler at Alton Towers in Alton, Britain where 16 were injured. Photo: Daren Staples London: Four teenagers have been seriously injured after two carriages on a roller coaster collided at the Alton Towers theme park in central England. The Tuesday afternoon accident happened on The Smiler, an...
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02 June 2015 19:01:13 WN.com - World News
LONDON - Four teenagers were seriously hurt at one of Britain's biggest theme parks on Tuesday when two carriages collided on a roller-coaster ride, rescue workers said. An air ambulance was called to...
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02 June 2015 17:30:49 WN.com - World News
LONDON (AP) — A roller coaster collision at a British amusement park has left...
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29 May 2015 13:53:07 WN.com - America News
YEARS AGO I vowed never to go on a roller coaster again. I have succeeded physically. However the things going on in Barbados do take me on a mental roller-coaster ride. ......
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16 December 2014 04:23:53 NewsDay Zimbabwe
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15 November 2014 08:09:05 Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion
A 71-year-old employee at a theme park is in a serious condition after he was hit by a roller coaster on Friday. According to police, the accident occurred at around 10:40 a.m. at the New Reoma World theme park in Marugame City, Kagawa Prefecture. TBS reported that the employee, Kazuyuki…
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