Company to inspect Texas coaster where woman fell
Posted at: 07/22/2013 2:18 AM
By: Associated Press | WHEC.com
A German roller coaster maker is sending officials to a North Texas amusement park to inspect a ride after a woman fell to her death.
The Dallas Morning News reports that Gerstlauer Amusement Rides in Munsterhausen, Germany, will investigate what led to Friday's accident at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.
Witnesses said the woman expressed concern about the coaster's safety bar not completely engaging as the ride was starting.
But a project manager for Gerstlauer, Tobias Lindnar, tells the paper he's "sure there's no safety bar that is broken."
He says the company has never had problems with car safety bars on any of the roughly 50 roller coasters it's built around the world over the past 30 years.
A park spokeswoman confirms the victim died while riding the 14-story Texas Giant, but she wouldn't give specifics.