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Manufacturer of the Texas Giant Ride Blames Six Flags Over Texas For Death of Dallas Woman

Posted on 3/7/2014 by with 0 comments

800px-Texas_Giant_lift_hillThe German manufacturer of the Texas Giant at Six Flags over Texas is blasting the amusement park.

In a cross-complaint filed in the case involving the death of a Dallas woman,Gerstlauer Amusement Rides said the park is solely to blame for the accident.

On July 19th, Rosy Esparza got on the Texas Giant and soon after plummeted to her death.

In the new court document, Gerstlauer said, “Six Flags failed to exercise reasonable care in their hiring, training and supervision of the ride operators… on the date of the accident.”

Specifically adding, “…by not activating the Emergency Stop button at their fingertips when a Six Flags employee observed… Esparza’s lap bar was ‘too high’ as the train left…”

Attorney Frank Branson, representing the Esparza family, said interviews with employees show that one of the workers operating the ride “had a button that could have stopped and should have stopped the ride,” but that button was not pressed.

 

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