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    Accident at Six Flags (merged threads)

    Article here:
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    At Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom a Women lost her feet due to a ride malfunction on the Superman Tower of Power ride. More in article

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    Re: Accident at Six Flags

    O.M.G. That is terrible!
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    Re: Accident at Six Flags

    WOW!!! What a horrible accident!

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    Re: Accident at Six Flags

    My prayers go out to the victim and her family. What a horrible thing to have happen.

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    Re: Accident at Six Flags

    I'm thinking of the scene in the last episode of Sopranos, with everyone's reaction to the scene at the gas station.

    Seriously, sounds disgusting.

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    Re: Accident at Six Flags

    the ride looks like a supreme scream or maliboomer type ride trying to think what couldve went wrong. I also wander if they have an organization like cal OCHSA or DOSH overseing them.
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    Re: Accident at Six Flags

    I just watched the video with the eyewitness interview in that link in Post #1...just awful. Poor kid.

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    Re: Accident at Six Flags

    What a shame. I only hope they're able to re-attach her feet, but depending on the amount of trauma she suffered, it may not work. Poor kid.




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    Re: Accident at Six Flags

    Wow, that is shocking. A cable detached her feet. I feel bad for this poor girl.

    I wonder if all the other rides that are similar to this type of ride will be closed.
    ...it's been a long time.

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    Re: Accident at Six Flags

    That is freaky! My stomach turned reading that article. Those cables are wicked bad when they snap.

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    Re: Accident at Six Flags

    Dude...that's scary. I just went to Great America today and rode the Drop Zone (basically the same ride) and to come home and read about something like this makes me appreciate every day i can say my loved ones and myself are safe.

    I feel for the family and the young girl! How horrible! Is six flags taking responsibility for this?
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    Girl's Feet Severed on Maliboomer-style Attraction at Six Flags Park

    (CNN) -- A girl's feet were cut off Thursday when a free-fall thrill ride malfunctioned at the Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Amusement Park in Louisville, Kentucky, police said.
    A cord wrapped around the 16-year-old's feet and severed them at her ankles while she was on the "Superman Tower of Power," a police dispatcher said. The girl was taken to a local hospital.

    An unidentified witness told CNN affiliate WLKY she saw a cable on the ride snap.
    http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/06/21...lags.accident/

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    Re: Girl's Feet Severed on Maliboomer-style Attraction at Six Flags Park

    I heard about this earlier tonight... That is pretty scary... I wonder what really happened to make a cable snap like that...
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    Re: Girl's Feet Severed on Maliboomer-style Attraction at Six Flags Park

    The representative of Six Flags is stating that the Kentucky attraction was made by a different manufacturer than the Superman Tower of Power ride at Six Flags over Texas.

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    Re: Girl's Feet Severed on Maliboomer-style Attraction at Six Flags Park

    But....both of those rides, and Maliboomer use a cable. If a cable can snap on one, a cable can snap on another....or TOT. It's in theory possible on a lot of rides/coasters. Would it result in the same outcome? Probably not, but those cables, if snapped could cause serious injury or death. (See cable snap episode of Mythbusters)

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