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Adult rider’s hand injured during ride cycle

Incident Investigation

Adult rider’s hand injured during ride cycle

September 1, 2018

Amusement Devices

Reference Number:

II-744934-2018 (#8435)



The ride is a bobsleigh type ride. Carts are conveyed uphill from a bottom station loading area by a surface ropeway system. Carts then roll downhill from the top station (by gravity) over a smooth flume shaped stainless steel track with multiple corners. The cart accommodates one or two passengers (passengers can sit behind each other) and is controlled by a handbrake located between the rider's legs. Pulling the handbrake handle causes the cart to stop; pushing of the handle causes the brakes to release, allowing the cart to accelerate.

Rider’s hand was caught between the cart they were riding and the track (flume) system.

 

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