NEWS: Maintenance worker killed by rollercoaster in Japan

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NEWS: Maintenance worker killed by rollercoaster in Japan

Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:54 pm

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120910003016.htm

A man doing maintenance work died after he was wedged between a running roller coaster and a rail at an amusement park in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on Saturday.

Three primary school students who were riding the roller coaster were unhurt.

According to Koriyama Police Station, Masahiro Kaneko, 48, was doing maintenance work about 50 meters away from the departure platform of the ride in Dream Land at Koriyama Culture Park. The roller coaster, comprising six cars that reach a top speed of 65 kph, hit him at around 1:55 p.m. Shortly after, he died from blood loss.

Police are investigating why Kaneko was inspecting the ride while it was in operation.
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Re: NEWS: Maintenance worker killed by rollercoaster in Japa

Postby Jew » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:46 pm

Tragic. The way Japan seems to do things, I doubt this ride will ever reopen.
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Re: NEWS: Maintenance worker killed by rollercoaster in Japa

Postby DougMJr » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:58 pm

Here is some video from news networks on the accident.

The Coaster's RCDB
http://www.rcdb.com/2499.htm

TPR POV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lTr9etdlVc


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Re: NEWS: Maintenance worker killed by rollercoaster in Japa

Postby Tmcdllr » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:53 am

Why, why would you even attempt to work on it while it was running.......WHY? I just don't understand. There is NO REASON TO EVER PERFORM WORK WHILE THE RIDE IS OPERATING! His life was not worth losing fixing something that could have waited until the ride was shut down. There just is no excuse for this. So tragic and needless.
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Re: NEWS: Maintenance worker killed by rollercoaster in Japa

Postby Spideyfreak » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:57 am

LOTO Fail.

On a serious note though: I feel sorry for the guy's family.

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Re: NEWS: Maintenance worker killed by rollercoaster in Japa

Postby Tmcdllr » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:24 am

Lock-Out-Tag-Out fail indeed!
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Re: NEWS: Maintenance worker killed by rollercoaster in Japa

Postby gisco » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:58 pm

Looks like this happened on the lift hill and that is one slow lift hill.
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