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Japanese Park Maintenance Worker Hit By Coaster, Dies

beastmaster beastmaster Profile

Posted:
9/11/12 at
10:55:28 AM

Why was he working on a ride while it was operating and in motion?

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/asia-news-network/story/man-dies-after-being-hit-roller-coaster-japan-20120911

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: Japanese Park Maintenance Worker Hit By Coaster, Dies by skc2000 at 9/11/12 1:00:33 PM
The real question is if before doing the maintenance work did he notify the ride operators that he was doing maintenance work on the coaster?
Now if the ride operators knew that he was doing maintenance work & they dispatched the train anyways then the ride operators are at fault.But then i have to agree that he is a little bit at fault too for working on the coaster without making sure that the ride was shut down first.But the real question is weather the ride operators knew that he was working on the coaster or not.If the ride operators knew that he was there doing maintenance work then they can face murder charges for dispatching the train if they knew that he was there.

skc2000

Re: Japanese Park Maintenance Worker Hit By Coaster, Dies by KevinReid KevinReid Profile at 9/11/12 3:42:17 PM
LOTO.

Not used here!

Re: Japanese Park Maintenance Worker Hit By Coaster, Dies by alpengeistno3 at 9/11/12 9:22:03 PM
Maintenance on an operating ride? Not as unusual as you would think. While it was unthinkable at Busch, I've seen several coaster behind-the-scenes where the maintenance was "showing off" their ability to complete minor work while the coaster is operating (I remember one where a guy was doing something under the Santa Cruz Dipper? while the train was roaring overhead.)

Paul

Re: Japanese Park Maintenance Worker Hit By Coaster, Dies by Great_Ump Great_Ump Profile at 9/14/12 4:01:40 PM
You have to remember that the rest of the world does NOT operate rides and have the same stringent policies for parks and what not that we have here in the United States.

Not justifying what happened, but as Kevin mentioned they don't have "Lock Out Tag Out" (LOTO) in Japan.

Maybe this is a common practice in Japan?

Who knows?

We shouldn't be so quick to judge.

Joe
Great_ump