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Excessive Speed Caused Florida Roller Coaster Derailment

Excessive speed caused a roller coaster to derail at a Florida boardwalk, according to a preliminary investigative summary released Tuesday. Two riders fell 34 feet (10 meters) when the front car of the Sand Blaster Roller Coaster was left dangling …

Operator Error Blamed for New York Freight Train Crash

CSX Corp. says the derailment of two of its freight trains in the Mohawk Valley earlier this summer was caused by operator error. The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports that CSX recently posted its internal investigation into the June 27 …

Michigan Officials: Jail Crane Collapse Was Operator Error

Michigan officials have found that the collapse of a 250-foot crane at the Kent County jail in February was caused by operator error. The Grand Rapids Press and WOOD-TV report Friday the Michigan Occupational Safety Health Administration also proposed a …

Child Injured at Louisiana State Fair Released from Hospital

A 4-year-old boy injured on a ride at the State Fair of Louisiana has been released from the hospital. Sheldon “SJ” Lewis, of Coushatta, was released Monday from LSU Hospital in Shreveport. LSU spokeswoman Meg Willett tells The Times that …

Louisiana Fire Marshal Releases Fair Accident Report

The State fire marshal blames operator error for an accident that injured a four year old boy last week at the Louisiana State Fair. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning held a news conference in Shreveport Monday to release details of …

Operator Error Caused Ride Accident in Louisiana

Louisiana Fire Marshal Butch Browning says operator error caused a carnival ride accident that injured two teenagers in Greensburg last weekend. The two had been on a ride called “the Zipper” – described as a huge oval frame that spins …