Monday, February 23, 2009
A few years ago, a woman died after falling from an amusement ride on which the owner had allegedly bypassed the safety devices. Specifically, he had overridden the microswitches that prevented the ride from operating if the restraints were not locked in place; hers were not and she fell to her death. You can see a collection of my posts on that case at MassTort.org here.
In reaction, the state imposed insurance requirements (which took effect previously) and required state inspection, which is now in effect.