August 27, 2007
Lawsuit's A-Comin' Against Playland
In a move that will surprise precisely nobody, the family of the young woman killed on the Mind Scrambler at Playland plans to sue the municipally-owned park.
The state labor department concluded that the ride operator started the ride even though he knew that Ms. Garin (a just-off-duty ride operator herself, and the supervisor of the young man who started the ride) was not properly seated. Some witness accounts suggest that Garin was horsing around and may have even urged the operator to start the ride without being properly restrained. Her family rejects that notion, saying she was too responsible to do such a thing.
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