Death at Icon Park accident

natatomic

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I wonder if we'll ever find out who made the adjustment. I think it can be ruled out that the ride attendants at the scene did anything wrong.

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My guess is that there are at least two people involved. I don’t think any blue collar, maintenance worker would care enough about who can or cannot fit on the ride to make the adjustment of their own volition. And I don’t see any middle management type having the knowledge of how to make the adjustment on their own.

So I theorize that the upper/middle management type wanted the two seats adjusted in order to accommodate larger people - the motivation either being 1. to make more money by allowing more people to ride, 2. to get yelled at less for not having accommodating seats and for being turned away at every ride at ICON, or 3. a genuine, albeit horribly misguided, attempt at checking off that current popular buzzword of “inclusivity.” And since the management guy/gal didn’t know how to makes the adjustment on his/her own, he/she recruited a maintenance worker to do the work - though how they were able to convince a maintenance worker to make such adjustment is beyond me. Either they were really that dumb and bad at their job to go along with it, or they were threatened with losing their job if they didn’t do it.

No idea if I’m anywhere close to being correct. But I agree with you that it was very unlikely a front-line operator. I’d bet $1000 it wasn’t, and I certainly don’t have that kind of money to gamble with.
 
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natatomic

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https://www.complex.com/life/tyre-sampson-dad-on-handling-of-orlando-park-ride-deathTyre Sampson’s Dad on Handling of Ride Death: ‘If It Was a European Child, It Would’ve Been Something Different’

Ugh. This man already has one of if not THE most solid cases in recent amusement accidents, yet he still had to bring up race. I knew that specific lawyer would play that card.

As far as the memorial, I don’t know of any “European” who has died at an amusement park and gotten a memorial where they died. The one exception being the little boy killed by an alligator at Disney, but that wasn’t Disney’s fault, and they allowed it because it’s tied to a charity to help others. I don’t know if a memorial in the middle of an amusement park where someone died from gross negligence is something anyone would want to see.
 

Vegas Disney Fan

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https://www.complex.com/life/tyre-sampson-dad-on-handling-of-orlando-park-ride-deathTyre Sampson’s Dad on Handling of Ride Death: ‘If It Was a European Child, It Would’ve Been Something Different’

Ugh. This man already has one of if not THE most solid cases in recent amusement accidents, yet he still had to bring up race. I knew that specific lawyer would play that card.

As far as the memorial, I don’t know of any “European” who has died at an amusement park and gotten a memorial where they died. The one exception being the little boy killed by an alligator at Disney, but that wasn’t Disney’s fault, and they allowed it because it’s tied to a charity to help others. I don’t know if a memorial in the middle of an amusement park where someone died from gross negligence is something anyone would want to see.
Not surprising, this ambulance chaser is famous for only taking a specific type of case, the second his name was attached to this you knew it was going to be spun a certain way.

I don’t understand the desire to tear it down, it won’t bring his son back or even prevent future tragedies, there’s unfortunately been deaths at every amusement park and usually they modify the rides and reopen them. Tearing it down serves no purpose.

He’s going to get tens of millions, if he really wants his sons legacy to live on he should start a scholarship, that will have a much bigger impact than tearing down a ride and putting a plaque in an empty lot in Orlando.
 

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