Ever since I went to IOA and rode Spiderman I've always said that kind of a ride would be perfect for SFDK. I mean you could be in a car being chased by the animals. There could be fire/water effects and all that too! Awesome idea to me.
Back on topic though......I'm thinking since it says Six Flags Marine World Africa it doesn't have anything to do with the current SFDK.
My heart goes out to the people that were injured and I hope they make a full recovery. I just don't understand a few things... What kind of swinging metal gate would be that close to tram, and how does "Inadvertently pushing against it" cause this much damage? I'm thinking the guest wasn't "Inadvertently pushing against it"...
Coasters: 33, 31 steel, 2 wood Park count: 10, Elitch Gardens home park...
^not only that but how is it that a guest was "allowed" to open this gate in the first place? I wonder exactly where this gate was? All I can find on the local news here is exactly what was posted, just about every station has exactly the same story....although some say someone and others say it was a guest that pushed this gate. Curious, how does a metal gate pushed by someone, hitting a tram, cause a "protruding injury" to someone? It couldn't have been moving that fast- did they throw it at the tram or something?
My guess would be that it was one of those roadway gates (like the one below) that are about 8' across and block vehicle access to a particular roadway. One of these could have easily been positioned such that it intersected with the path of a moving tram, but I'm surprised OSHA wouldn't have had some sort of requirement to have a lock for the gate in either the closed and/or the open position to prevent this possibility.
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