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Old 18th April 2022, 04:23 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
I imagine the family's attorneys will also be using this to their advantage..
What kind of advantage do you think they need at this point?

Might speed up the settlement..
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Old 18th April 2022, 04:34 PM   #122
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Originally Posted by Bob001 View Post
I wonder if he used tools, or re-routed a belt, or what. Whatever he did just shouldn't have been possible.

There's not enough detail to tell for sure, but it sounds like an "adjustment" that had been made in advance, not when riders were boarding the ride immediately before the accident. Some sources are saying two seats were modified.

It's possible the staff operating the ride day to day were just told to use the "special" seats for very overweight riders, and that it would be safe for them to do so as long as the indicator lights went green. Whoever actually did the modification, whatever tools or means they used, is in big trouble.
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Old 18th April 2022, 06:07 PM   #123
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Originally Posted by Skeptical Greg View Post
What kind of advantage do you think they need at this point?

Might speed up the settlement..
Probably, but to answer your question IMHO it makes it less likely that the park and ride operators can argue that they tried to turn him away from other rides and were doing their due diligence but for the "rogue" operator of this ride.
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Old 20th April 2022, 06:13 PM   #124
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"Officials: Adjustments were made to Orlando thrill ride before teen fell to death"

https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/lo...XqfpNIdcixRHwQ
That does it. The Amusement Park is in deep,deep, legal trouble.
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Old 20th April 2022, 06:16 PM   #125
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Originally Posted by Skeptical Greg View Post
What kind of advantage do you think they need at this point?

Might speed up the settlement..
AMusment park also has to worry about state regulators coming down hard.
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Old 20th April 2022, 06:18 PM   #126
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Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
Probably, but to answer your question IMHO it makes it less likely that the park and ride operators can argue that they tried to turn him away from other rides and were doing their due diligence but for the "rogue" operator of this ride.
I am sure the operator of the ride will be used by the park owners as the sceapgoat, but that is going to touch to make fly since they are supposed to keep an eye on what the operators do.
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Park operator fined a quarter million.

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The operator of an Orlando amusement park ride from which a Missouri teenager fell to his death should pay a $250,000 fine and can never hold a ride permit in Florida again, state officials said Tuesday.
https://www.wjhg.com/2022/11/23/fine...musement-park/
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