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Encyclopedia > Incidents at European parks

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This is a summary of notable incidents that have taken place at various European amusement parks. This list is not intended to be a comprehensive list of every such event, but only those that have a significant impact on the parks or park operations, or are otherwise significantly newsworthy.


The term incidents refers to major accidents, injuries, or deaths that occur at an European park. While these incidents were required to be reported to regulatory authorities due to where they occurred, they usually fall into one of the following categories:

  • Caused by negligence on the part of the guest. This can be refusal to follow specific ride safety instructions, or deliberate intent to break park rules.
  • The result of a guest's known or unknown health issues.
  • Negligence on the part of the park, either by ride operator or maintenance.
  • Act of God or a generic accident (eg slipping and falling), that is not a direct result of an action on anybody's part.

Act of God is a common legal term for events outside of human control, such as sudden floods or other natural disasters, for which no one can be held responsible. ...

Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Pleasure Beach, Blackpool (formerly Blackpool Pleasure Beach) is a family owned amusement park in the town of Blackpool in Lancashire, England. ...

Kyoto Express

In 1995, an unnamed passenger stood up during the ride and was killed by an overhead steel girder.[1]


Pepsi Max Big One

Main article: Pepsi Max Big One

On August 31, 2000, 23 people were injured, when two ride vehicles collided due to a failure of the ride's braking system. Of those injured, 21 were taken to the hospital.[1] Pepsi Max Big One is one of Britains largest roller coasters located at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. ...


Space Invader

In July 2000, 11-year-old Christopher Sheratt died after he fell out of the ride vehicle.[1]


References

  1. ^ a b c "23 injured as roller coaster carriages collide", The Independent, 2000-09-01. Retrieved on 2007-01-05.

 
 

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