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    Woman plummets to death from Texas Giant coaster

    Investigations continue to determine what went wrong, as a woman fell to her death out of the New Texas Giant Roller Coaster, at Six Flags Over Texas, Friday, July 19th.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.1404439

    This You Tube video has a view facing the riders, showing the "air time" lift as the coaster runs through it's course (starting at 2:45)

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    Here's a still picture of the roller coaster seat with the restraint bar up.

    The bar may not have rested fully on victim Rosy Esparza's thighs, and may been instead resting on her stomach??

    http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com...e-parks/227446


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    Aren't the clicks just a fail safe procedure? It is my understanding that the locking mechanisms in most coasters are hydraulic, as they lift up on their own once the ride is over, the manual lock is just a back up, so in her case BOTH would have to have failed.

    Not an expert by any means, but that is what it would seem from the hydraulic action of the restraint bar.
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    Just saw her picture. She may have been to obese for the restraint system to work correctly. They might have to start using a maximum allowable waistline for these rides, they are not designed for someone grossly obese.

    Not minimizing the loss, just speaking factually, her weight might have contributed to the locking problem.
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    I was at the Ornage County fair this weekend going on rides thinking to myself, "if the locking pins of the superstructure of this machine go, I will be in the ocean before I hit Earth again". Not a good thought when you are boarding carnival rides that swing like a pendulum 100 feet in the air while you are in a spinning seat at the top.
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    I can't imagine being on a coaster and that happening. Whether to me or seeing it happen. Just awful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Just saw her picture. She may have been to obese for the restraint system to work correctly. They might have to start using a maximum allowable waistline for these rides, they are not designed for someone grossly obese.

    Not minimizing the loss, just speaking factually, her weight might have contributed to the locking problem.

    terrible thing for her family and for everyone at that ride that day, including the operator.......given her size I am shocked that she fit in the ride to begin with

    many of the rides at parks have seats outside the ride that you can sit on to see if you fit properly

    sure she asked the rider operator if she was safe, but if they had looked at her and told her that she didn't fit in the ride and had to exit we would have just been reading a story about a woman outraged that she was humiliated by the ride operators

    I would have rather read that story and bitched about that

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    Not a good day for amusement parks as that same day seven people were injured on Cedar Point's Shoot The Rapids ride.
    A boat on the ride rolled backward down a hill and flipped over.

 

 

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