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She claims her late husband, 52, was on the roller coaster track, testing the brakes of the Primeval Whirl March 13, 2011 when "a Disney ride operator broke protocol and instead of announcing that (a) car was going to be released down the track, he announced one time that the car was going to be released and immediately released the car."
But the loudspeaker near her husband "was not working properly and/or was muted," the widow says, and her husband was struck by the car, traveling at 20 feet per second, giving him fatal head injuries.
At the time, the system was in "maintenance mode," which disables the brakes on a car if a gate is opened, according to the complaint in Orange County Court.
Russell Roscoe was the second person to die while working on the Primeval Whirl, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Disney employee Karen Price, 63, was hit by a roller-coaster car and killed in November 2007, the Sentinel reported at the time.
Originally posted by randomname
bottom line is the guy died providing a service for disney.
the family shouldn't have to sue Disney, Disney should have stepped forward, settled with the family, honored the worker and made sure tragedies like that don't happen.
So........ How does the above railing example work under your system? Would the over engineering and good faith efforts to make it BETTER than code matter or would the technical violation rule the day and bring a court loss and end of my little business after the insurance drops my policy?
However, our side doesn't go to endorsing or even saying anything either way if you've done better than expected or required that I've ever seen. Not in a court/civil case setting to be sure.
I'd still bet that here, the fact my example of being out of code would come from fasteners being 'improperly spaced' to make it stronger wouldn't matter. Conformity is the name of the game.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Clarification on the coffee suit that media didnt' tell you:
The coffee was being kept many degrees over health standards, at scalding temperatures. The woman who got burnt by the coffee in her lap, was about the fourth or fifth person to get burned. Several other customers complained that the coffee was scalding and gave them 2nd degree burns. That Macdonalds was warned several times that the coffee was being kept at unsafe temperatures and several people have gotten hurt as a result of it.
Doesn't sound so frivilous now, does it?