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    Sad 'Shocking' Legoland coaster death (Denmark)

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe....ap/index.html

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A 21-year-old employee at the Legoland amusement park was killed in a roller coaster accident, police and park officials said Monday.
    The woman, who was not identified, died immediately Sunday after being hit by a coaster car, police said. She had apparently jumped over a security fence to pick up a wallet that a passenger had lost near the track when the accident happened.
    "We're shocked," Legoland manager Henrik Hoehrman said. Nothing like this has happened before."
    The park, located next to the headquarters of toy maker Lego in Billund, 240 kilometers (150 miles) west of Copenhagen, opened as usual Monday but the roller coaster was closed as police investigated the incident.
    In 2005, Lego sold its four Legoland amusement parks in Denmark, Britain, California and Germany to the U.S.-based private equity group Blackstone Capital Partners.
    The Danish Legoland opened in 1968.
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    Re: 'Shocking' Legoland coaster death (Denmark)

    media..ugh! i don't know what was so 'shocking' about it..it was a tragic accident due to a poor momentary lapse of judgment. I think it's terrible that this happened....feel just as bad for the guy who told her about his wallet :-(

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    Re: 'Shocking' Legoland coaster death (Denmark)

    All I can say is "DUH".

    Like pixywingz said, not shocking, just a stupid move.


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    Re: 'Shocking' Legoland coaster death (Denmark)

    Darwin award recipient...

    Even so, I'd hate to be the guy that asked her to get his wallet back (even though he had every right to). That would get to me.

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    Re: 'Shocking' Legoland coaster death (Denmark)

    Why didn't they wait until the end of the day to retrieve the wallet? There has got be some kind of policy in place for retrieving items for a guest. I think a best effort should be made to get them, but AFTER the ride is closed, whether it's after park hours or during downtime.

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    Re: 'Shocking' Legoland coaster death (Denmark)

    I work at Legoland California.

    I was shocked to hear about this accident at our sister park in Denmark.

    Legoland California does have a strict policy about not entering any "ride envelope"; the area surrounding a ride where guests normally would not be allowed during normal operation.

    In this case, it dumbfounds me as to why this MC (Model Citizen) would do this. I am even wondering if she was an attractions employee.

    As an attractions employee we are trained from DAY ONE... that we need to follow a strict set of procedures in order to enter a ride envelope.

    In most cases if you were to approach me about a lost wallet, I would have to inform you that lost items can not be retrieved until the end of the day, except under certain "emergency" circumstances.

    Otherwise if the ride is in operation, a lead or supervior must call the ride down and then apply a lock-out to the attraction, to prevent it from re-starting with anyone in the ride envelope.

    Rides being shut down to retrieve a lost article ALWAYS require a lead or supervisor approval. Otherwise the guest will have to wait until the end of the day when we can go and retrieve the item.

    It is truly horrible that this happened and it could have been prevented with common sense. :-(

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    Re: 'Shocking' Legoland coaster death (Denmark)

    So, how was the wallet?




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    Re: 'Shocking' Legoland coaster death (Denmark)

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Fischer View Post
    So, how was the wallet?
    are we gonna have to make you go stand in the corner again?

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