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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Seems Like the Sort of Thing You'd Write Down Somewhere: An Update on the Six Flags Case

Remarkably, nobody seems to be completely certain who made the cable on the Superman: Tower of Power ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom where teenager Katie Lasitter's feet were severed.  (One of her feet was reattached, in case I haven't mentioned that.)  Various lawyers and others inspected the ride in the last couple of days.

Obviously, if a company thinks it's the manufacturer but isn't certain, it's not going to be jumping up and down taking responsibility, but one would think Six Flags would know that right away.  Nor has either Six Flags or the Department of Agriculture said publicly the last time the cables had been replaced.  The latest they were replaced was 2003, but they may have been replaced more recently.  The story states that Intamin (the manufacturer) does not specify a replacement schedule.

--BC

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