March 1, 2002
Muskegon, MI -- A state report released February 6 blamed loose bolts that bent and broke as the cause for the accident on the Chaos ride at Michigan's Adventure last summer. The report did not blame the ride manufacturer Chance Rides, Inc. for the accident.
Cedar Fair owner of Michigan's Adventure is disputing the findings in the report. The company has asked for a supplemental report clarifying its findings that the accident was the result of a mechanical failure.
Last summer's accident on the Chaos ride occurred on July 30 when the spinning ride came of its axis. 31 people were injured in the accident, but fortunately most of the injuries were minor.
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