>I'd also like to see the ride dismantled and removed just on
>principle--someone dies... if it's a safety problem, you pay lots of money
>and you lose the ride.
>I know I'll be flamed for this, but that's just Usenet--a life was lost due
>to operator error and a safety design flaw... regardless of the size of the
>rider, the entire roller-coaster enthusiast community and the general public
>should be outraged.
You're damn skippy you're going to get flamed. So lets get this straight,
someone dies on something, that something should be removed? OK, so how are
you going to get around? People die in car accidents every day, guess they
should stop producing cars. Airplanes crash, should they stop letting people
fly? In fact, I'm pretty sure people have died while on the computer, so you
shouldn't even be reading this, you should be in your little bubble with your
little safety helmet on while your mommy protects you.
Last time I checked, a seatBELT was supposed to go where a belt goes. Just
because this woman was so large that NASA thought she was her own planet when
her 8 kids were circling around her in an orbit-like state and she couldn't fit
the belt around her waste (where belts usually go) doesn't mean that the
manufacturer should suffer from this. I will say that this IS operator error,
but why Intamin should pay for this makes no sense at all. Just typical people
out trying to blame everyone possible and get as much for free as possible.
Stop reading this, Mr Daniel W. Rouse Jr., go back to your fallout shelter, a
bomb may fall soon, don't check the mail, there may be anthrax, don't eat with
a knife, they can cut you, don't eat with a fork, they may poke you, don't
drive anywhere, don't touch anything. The grim reaper may be lurking right
around that corner, and once he strikes one person, anything that person was
doing should be banned from anyone else, for their own protection.
Meanwhile, the rest of us will carry on our with our life, only annoyed that
rides like this are still closed when there really isn't any problem with the
ride, just the riders. If we're outraged about anything, its the fact that
Intamin is getting blamed when they clearly just stated that she should not
have been riding, she was too big to fit the seatbelt. Nuff said, thank you
Sandor. You continue to build it, I'll continue to ride it.
Yup, people die every day, its part of life. Its sad that she died, its sad
that she wasn't checked properly and escorted off the ride when they found out
she wasn't suited for the ride, its sad that we're at war with the rest of the
country. Its also sad that in todays society, the family mourns for a good 10
minutes and then goes right to the lawyer to sue, not only the park and the
park chain, but also the ride manufacturer, when the manufacturer isn't to
blame for any of this. They explained WHY she didn't meet the requirements for
the ride, its not their fault. But should we be outraged at the ride itself
and its manufacturer? No. Had she been properly secured, and suddenly POOF!
20 seconds into the ride her lapbar suddenly pops up, her seatbelt frays off
and breaks, and she falls to her death, then yes, then we be outraged at the
manufacturer. But this isn't the case.
Your little "taer it down, its a death trap" and "it needs OTSR" speeches are
really annoying and unnecessary. You like to claim about Usenet bandwidth and
stuff, practice it dude.
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