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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Five-Year-Old Climbs Six-Foot Fence, Gets on Roller Coaster Tracks

...and, remarkably, is fine.  A five-year-old got over a six-foot fence and onto the tracks of the Pepsi Orange Streak coaster (formerly the Pepsi Ripsaw) at the Mall of America's amusement park.  He was seen by an employee and, after some struggle, removed from the tracks unharmed.

It's another case to put in the hopper when considering how much protection to provide around amusement rides (or, really, any heavy machinery), previously in play in the Six Flags Over Georgia death last summer.  Incidentally, despite rumblings of a lawsuit in that case, as far as I can tell, none has been filed yet.

--BC

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