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La RondeEdit

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Le VampireEdit

On July 6, 2012, a 68-year-old employee of the park was killed at Le Vampire. The employee was reportedly found underneath the attraction in a restricted area, appearing to have suffered head trauma. Park officials stated that the employee had been struck by the roller coaster. The employee was pronounced dead at the scene; another individual was taken to a hospital to be treated for shock. Officials with the park did not know why the employee entered the restricted area of the ride while it was operational, but they did state that the ride was operating normally and that procedures for entering restricted ride areas, including notification of ride staff, had not been followed.[1]68

==Six Flags America

Main article: Six Flags america

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  • On August 3, 2007, a 6-year-old girl fell from the Octopus while the ride was in motion and suffered minor injuries to her head, hip, and leg. Reports from eyewitnesses vary on the distance she fell, ranging from Template:Convert to Template:Convert. Park officials said that they believe she fell because she was standing up while the ride was moving.[2] are you sure!!!!pink

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  • In June 2000, eight people were trapped when their raft fell over during the ride. All riders escaped, but two were injured.[3]

Two Face: The Flip SideOn October 6, 2007, .the ride malfunctioned causing the cars to become stuck on the lift. Once the train became dislodged, the hydraulic line was severed and hydraulic fluid was sprayed onto multiple riders. In total, twelve people needed medical attention, two of whom were taken to the hospital to be treated.[4]Edit

Six Flags Discovery KingdomEdit

Main article: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

BoomerangEdit

  • On August 24, 1999, 28 passengers were stranded on the Boomerang ride for several hours. The shuttle that pulled the train up an incline failed to release the train, and riders were rescued by firefighters in cherry pickers.[5]

Scat-a-boutEdit

  • On September 4, 1999, a boy was injured when he slipped below the restraining bar on the Scat-a-bout, a "scrambler"-type ride. The boy was thrown from the ride and landed in a nearby planter, receiving cuts on his legs.[6] The park later stated that the accident was the result of the nine-year-old boy intentionally sliding beneath the safety restraint.[7]

StarfishEdit

  • In May 2001, a 41-year-old woman from Antioch, California was thrown from the ride when a restraining bar failed as the result of a pneumatic valve being incorrectly installed. She landed on the pavement and suffered head and knee injuries. Her later lawsuit named both the park and ride manufacturer Chance Rides as responsible parties.[8]
  • On June 8, a 4-year-old girl was critically injured when she slipped beneath the restraining bar and fell from the Starfish ride, receiving critical head injuries.[9] Investigators later blamed park employees for incorrectly seating the girl and not having proper signage indicating the proper seating arrangement for a larger and smaller rider.[10]

Animal AttacksEdit

  • On January 5, 1996, two trainers were attacked by cougars during an exercise session. One trainer was in the cougar enclosure to take one of the animals for a walk. The cougars, Zuni and Tonto, had been playing among themselves and began aggressively playing with him, causing severe cuts on his face and upper torso. The backup trainer suffered minor cuts and bruises in his attempt to free the other.[11]
  • On July 31, 1998, Kuma, a two-year-old Bengal tiger, attacked and seriously injured a guest from San Jose, California, and slightly injured the trainer. The incident happened in a secluded area of the park set up to do private photo sessions with the big cats. The tiger was apparently startled when the guest fell off the photo platform and landed on top of her. The trainer suffered a clawing while trying to free the guest who had received serious injuries to her head and upper torso.[12]
  • On June 2, 2004, a 23-year-old African elephant named Misha gored her trainer while in her enclosure as the trainer walked beside her. This was Misha's second aggressive act following a previous swipe at a trainer two years prior.[13]

Six Flags Fiesta TexasEdit

Main article: Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Guest altercationsEdit

  • On July 11, 2007, park employees confronted a 37-year-old man who was acting suspiciously with a video camera. San Antonio police were called, and he was arrested for allegedly secretly videotaping young girls at the water park. He was charged with improper photography or visual recording, or taping someone without consent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of a person.[14]

PoltergeistEdit

  • On June 12, 2007, a 14-year-old girl was paralyzed after she fell into a gap between the roller coaster's cars, landing on a concrete floor about Template:Convert below the platform. Family members stated that she may have fainted due to the heat of the day.[15]
  • On August 28, 2010, two people were stuck on the Poltergeist for two hours.[16]

Six Flags Great AdventureEdit

Main article: Six Flags Great Adventure

Batman and Robin: The ChillerEdit

  • On August 18, 2004, lightning hit a power substation near the park, causing the park to lose power. Twenty passengers on The Chiller were left stranded on the ride, approximately 75 feet above ground, for 40 minutes. The train's angle was such that eight of those passengers were upside-down. No injuries were reported.[17]

Rolling ThunderEdit

Main article: Rolling Thunder (roller coaster)
  • On August 16, 1981, a 20-year-old park employee from Middletown fell to his death from the Rolling Thunder roller coaster during a routine test run. An investigation by the New Jersey Labor Department concluded that the man may not have secured himself with the safety bar. A park representative later confirmed this conclusion, saying that the employee "may have assumed an unauthorized riding position that did not make use of safety restraints." The ride was inspected, and the Labor Department concluded that the ride was "operationally and mechanically sound."[18]

Haunted CastleEdit

Main article: Haunted Castle at Six Flags Great Adventure
  • On May 11, 1984, eight teenage visitors were trapped and killed when the Haunted Castle at Six Flags Great Adventure attraction in Jackson Township, New Jersey was destroyed by fire. Six Flags Great Adventure and its parent company Six Flags were subsequently indicted for aggravated manslaughter, accused of recklessly causing the deaths by taking inadequate precautions against a fire. In the subsequent trial, the prosecution argued that repeated warnings by safety consultants to install sprinklers or smoke alarms had been ignored. The defendants denied any culpability, and contended that the fire was arson and that no precautions would have saved lives. The trial jury found the defendants not guilty.[19]

Lightnin' LoopsEdit

  • On June 17, 1987, a 19 year-old woman died after falling from the Lightnin' Loops shuttle loop roller coaster.[20] An investigation by the State Labor Department concluded that the ride itself was operating properly, but that the ride operator started the ride without checking that all of the passengers were securely fastened by the safety harnesses. The Department's Office of Safety Compliance further concluded that the accident would not have occurred if proper procedures had been followed. The park was found to be in violation of the Carnival/Amusement Ride Safety Act and was subsequently charged with the maximum state fines of $1,000.

Guest altercationsEdit

  • On April 19, 1987, a gunman fired two or three shots into a crowd on the plaza inside the main gate, wounding one man and sending panicked guests running for safety. It was the third violent incident of the day, following two earlier unrelated stabbings. The park was evacuated a few minutes after the shooting, about an hour earlier than its scheduled 8:00 p.m. closing time.[21] Park officials modified security after the incident, including adding metal detectors at the park's entrance[22]

Six Flags Great AmericaEdit

Main article: Six Flags Great America
  • Between 2004 and September 2007, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspected Six Flags parks five different times and found a total of four violations. On September 10, 2007, OSHA cited Great America with 38 safety violations, alleging "multiple serious and repeat violations at the amusement park, ranging from defective emergency brakes onlabeling procedures for preventing inadvertent machine start-ups." OSHA fined the park US$117,700.[23]

Cajun CliffhangerEdit

Main article: Cajun Cliffhanger
  • On July 19, 2000, a 12-year-old girl from McHenry, Illinois suffered two crushed toes after the floor of the ride was improperly raised prior to the ride coming to complete stop. A second guest also had her foot trapped in this accident. The ride was permanently shut down as part of an out-of-court settlement. In the ten years prior to this accident, there were thirteen other reported incidents involving the Cajun Cliffhanger ride, at least six of which involved injuries.[24]

Camp Cartoon NetworkEdit

  • On August 16, 2006, a 10-year-old girl from Arlington Heights, Illinois collapsed and died after riding rides in the Camp Cartoon Network area. An autopsy showed that she died of a congenital heart condition. Her family says that she had a history of heart trouble.[25]

DemonEdit

Main article: Demon (Six Flags Great America)
  • On April 18, 1998, 23 riders on the Demon roller coaster were stranded upside-down in the middle of the ride's second vertical loop. Firefighters used a cherry picker to bring riders to safety, although some were on the ride for as long as three hours. The incident was the result of a mechanical failure.[26]

The EdgeEdit

  • On May 22, 1984, three unnamed teenage boys were seriously injured when the ride vehicle fell back down the lift shaft.[27]

Hurricane HarborEdit

  • On June 29, 2005, a 68-year-old guest from Chicago, Illinois had a heart attack, and died in the wave pool.[28]

Ragin' CajunEdit

Main article: Ragin' Cajun (roller coaster)
  • On May 29, 2004, a 52-year-old ride mechanic from Zion, Illinois was killed by a roller-coaster car as he attempted to cross the tracks. Suffering from a traumatic head injury, he died at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.[29]

Raging BullEdit

Main article: Raging Bull (roller coaster)
  • On May 3, 2003, an 11-year-old girl from Gary, Indiana collapsed after riding the Raging Bull coaster. She died after being taken to the hospital. While initial reports said that she died from choking on taffy she had been eating while on the ride, the coroner's report later stated that she died due to an "enlarged" heart condition, and had been seeing a cardiologist for treatment.[30]

Willard's WhizzerEdit

Main article: Whizzer (roller coaster)

ViperEdit

Main article: Viper (Six Flags Great America)
  • On June 25, 1997, a 14-year-old Waukegan boy injured his arm while dangling it outside the car. His limb got caught between the car and the platform as the ride reentered the station and slowed to a stop.[32]

Six Flags Kentucky KingdomEdit

Main article: Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

Superman Tower of PowerEdit

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  • On July 3, 2007, the victim's family released a statement stating that her right foot had been successfully reattached.[38]
  • On July 13, 2007, the victim's family filed a lawsuit for unspecified damages against the park claiming that the park did not properly maintain the ride.[39]
  • On November 29, 2007, a judge in the Jefferson Circuit Court said that Six Flags could dismantle the ride beginning February 1, 2008. As of December 1, 2007, the ride's cable was still in storage awaiting lab tests.[40]
  • On May 30, 2008, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture released their report on the accident, concluding that the accident was due to a faulty cable, as well as poor operator training in that if the ride operators had acted to shut down the ride in a timely manner, guests would only have suffered minor cuts. The report also stated that the park was fined $1,000 for not properly maintaining the ride.[41]
  • On November 21, 2008, a settlement to "provide lifetime care" was reached between Kentucky Kingdom and the victim's family.[42]

Six Flags Magic MountainEdit

In 2006, there were 109 complaints by Magic Mountain guests due to various incidents, according to an annual report from the Amusement Safety Organization. Reports ranged from nose bleeds and heat exhaustion, to neck and back injuries from various rides. Included in those 109 complaints were 18 reports of people blacking out on the Goliath roller coaster. Other complaints were safety-related, such as notices of ride operators talking on cell phones while operating rides.  The report stated that the state of California received notice of  80 injuries at Magic Mountain between January 2001 - December 2006.[43]

ColossusEdit

In 1978, a 20-year-old woman died after falling out of the ride.[44] The lap bar did not lock in place due to the woman's size.[45] One of the old cars has been sent to the Sky Tower.[46] This incident prompted Colossus to be closed for a year while the trains were switched out and other adjustments made.

Eagle's FlightEdit

On February 5, 1978, a gondola car on Eagles Flight traveling the El Dorado course fell Template:Convert to the ground. A pair of newlyweds were violently rocking the car back and forth causing it to detach from the cable. The husband was killed, and his wife suffered serious injuries.[47][48]

GoliathEdit

On June 2, 2001, a 28-year-old woman died of a brain aneurysm while riding Goliath.  Her family sued the park, claiming that managers were aware of other complaints from Goliath riders and continued to still operate the coaster anyway.[49]

Hurricane HarborEdit

On September 30, 2012, a 19-year-old man fell from the Venom Drop water slide. According to a spokesperson for the water park, the man cut in line at the slide, fought through the lifeguards and jumped onto the slide head first. The man tumbled onto the slide and slipped over the edge, falling 60 feet onto a fence below the slide tower. The local sheriff's office reported that the man was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries.[50]

NinjaEdit

  • On August 30, 2008, a 20-year-old man was hospitalized after being hit by the train and knocked unconscious when he allegedly climbed multiple security fences to retrieve a hat. Airlifted to the UCLA Medical Center, he was pronounced dead at 2 a.m. on the following day, due to blunt force trauma.[51]
  • On July 7, 2014, 22 guests were stranded for over two hours after a tree branch fell onto the coaster track. Four of the 22 guests were injured, but none serious enough to require a hospital visit.[52]

RevolutionEdit

On May 30, 1996, a part-time employee was killed while crossing the tracks of the Revolution roller coaster.  She was struck by a train full of park visitors as it returned to the station; both passengers and those waiting in line for the ride saw the victim fly into an area beneath the coaster, and she was pronounced dead at the scene from major injuries.[46]

Scream Edit

On April 9, 2004, a 21-year-old employee died after being struck by the roller coaster while underneath the track during a test run prior to the park's opening that day.  The roller coaster was allowed to be re-opened the next day after an OSHA inspection found no mechanical issues.[53]

Six Flags MéxicoEdit

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On June 8, 2014, around 10 a.m. (Mexico City time: UTC-6:00), a fire broke out in a warehouse of stuffed animals. Injured men and women were discarded, leaving a 500-meter area affected. It has been established that the cause of the fire was due to a short circuit. At the time of the fire the park was closed.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag.

Superman: Ride of SteelEdit

Main article: Bizarro (Six Flags New England)
  • On May 1, 2004, a 53-year-old, 230 lb (104.5 kg) man from Bloomfield, Connecticut fell out of his coaster seat during the last turn and was killed. Reports show that the ride attendant had not checked that the guest's ride restraint was secure[54] as his girth was too large for the T-bar-shaped ride restraint to close properly. The victim's family said that due to his various medical conditions, such as cerebral palsy, he shouldn't have been allowed to ride. The park stated that the federal Americans with Disabilities Act forbids them from denying a ride to a person with a disability as long as the person can get on the ride by themselves.[55]

Six Flags New OrleansEdit

Main article: Six Flags New Orleans

Joker's JukeboxEdit

  • On March 31st, 2003, a 52-year-old grandmother was strapping her 4-year-old grandson in when the ride started up. She died from blunt-force internal injuries after being struck by a ride vehicle.[56] As of December 22, 2003, no lawsuit had been filed. The park added mirrors to the ride for ride operators to view around the blind spot where the accident occurred, and have added a safety announcement notifying guests that the ride is about to start.[57]

Six Flags Over GeorgiaEdit

Main article: Six Flags Over Georgia

Batman: The RideEdit

  • On May 26, 2002, a 58-year-old Six Flags foreman was struck in the head and killed by the dangling legs of a passenger after he wandered into the ride's path after entering a locked, no-access area during the ride's operation. The passenger, a 14-year-old girl, was hospitalized with leg injuries and released.[58]
  • On June 28, 2008, a 17-year-old male from Columbia, South Carolina was decapitated by a passing train after he hopped two six-foot fences and entered a restricted area. Initial reports said that the victim was allegedly trying to grab the feet of a rider as the train went by; later reports said that the victim was merely trying to retrieve a hat. Additional eyewitnesses stated that the victim and a companion were trying to take a shortcut back into the park after leaving the park for lunch. The companion was uninjured.[59]

GoliathEdit

Main article: Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia)
  • In July 2006, a 45-year-old man from Birmingham, Alabama died of a heart attack while riding Goliath. He was alert during the ride, but was unconscious when the train arrived at the loading platform. Autopsy showed that the man had a congenital heart condition, and it was expected that the medical examiner would announce that he died of natural causes.[60] Goliath was closed for two hours for an inspection, but was found to be operating normally.

Great Air RacerEdit

  • On May 27, 1984, 34 passengers were injured after a computer malfunction caused the ride's cables to drop the planes out of position.[61]

Mind BenderEdit

Main article: Mind Bender (Six Flags Over Georgia)
  • On June 3, 1984, a mechanical problem caused a train to stop abruptly, sending four people to a hospital. The ride was repaired and put back into service with no more problems.[61]

WheelieEdit

  • In May 2009, four children became ill when the attraction failed to stop at the end of its cycle. After returning to a horizontal position, a limit switch failed and the ride continued to spin for five to ten minutes. The park's first-aid staff treated the children, while one was transported to an area hospital by his parents; the child was not admitted, however. An investigation determined that the ride operator did not engage an emergency stop switch due to a miscommunication between her and her supervisor; the park's ride operators are trained in how to stop their rides in the event of a malfunction. Since then, additional safety features have been added to ensure that the attraction automatically stops within 15 seconds if the limit switch were to fail.[62]

Z-ForceEdit

  • On July 18, 1989, an 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Alabama became unconscious while riding Z-Force. Park staff performed CPR, but the victim was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.[63] An autopsy failed to pinpoint the cause of death.[64]

Six Flags St. LouisEdit

Main article: Six Flags St. Louis

River King Mine Train / Rail BlazerEdit

  • In July 1984, a 46-year-old woman was riding the Rail Blazer roller coaster when she was flung from the ride and fell 265 ft to her death. Park officials claimed that the woman fainted and fell out of the car, but her husband, who had been beside her, said that she had not fainted but had simply been tossed from the ride when it whipped around a curve. At the time, the ride was only the third stand-up roller coaster in the world, but following this incident it was converted to a sit-down coaster.[65]

Skyway!Edit

  • On July 26, 1978, three people died when their gondola fell from the cable. [66]

Six Flags Over TexasEdit

Main article: Six Flags Over Texas

Texas TornadoEdit

  • On March 12, 2006, ten people suffered minor injuries when the Texas Tornado, a Chance Rides Manufacturing "Yo-Yo" attraction, was brought to an abrupt stop and several swing seats collided with each other. five people were sent to the hospital after complaints of back pain, the others were treated at the on-site first aid station.[67] In October 2008, Chance recalled 85 Yo-Yo rides to repair defects that were found in this accident and one other[68].

Texas GiantEdit

  • On July 19, 2013, a 52-year-old woman from Dallas, Texas fell Template:Convert to her death while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster.[69] According to one eyewitness account, the victim was concerned about being properly secured after boarding the ride. A ride attendant assured her that as long as she heard a click, it was secure. Other eyewitnesses believed the seat restraint locked into place normally and reported seeing it in the lowered position when the roller coaster returned. Some riders informed investigators that the woman was thrown from the roller coaster as it rounded a turn, and one rider tweeted that he saw the restraint come undone. The ride closed for several months during the investigation.[70][71][72] The victim was found on top of one of the tunnels metal roof of the coaster near the Music Mill Amphitheater.[69] Due to the similarity of Texas Giant and Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas ceased running the new Iron Rattler pending investigation findings from Six Flags Over Texas.[69][73][74] In under a month, Iron Rattler reopened on August 14 with seat belts as another added restraint to the two trains.[75][76] Representatives from Gerstlauer, the German company that designed and built the ride's trains, are planning on participating in the investigation.[77] While Gerstlauer would not discuss specifics of the incident, the company did state that their restraint system could not open while the ride was in motion.[77] Then on September 10, 2013, Six Flags Over Texas released a statement stating that the park has finished its investigation on the recent incident and will reopen the Texas Giant on September 14, 2013. With the reopening of the coaster the park has re-designed the restraint-bar pads and added seat-belts to the three trains and added a test seat at the entrance so riders can test if they are able to ride.[78][79]

Roaring RapidsEdit

  • On March 21, 1999, a 28-year-old woman died, and 10 other guests were injured, when the raft they were on overturned in 2–3 feet of water due to sudden deflation of the air chambers that support the raft. The raft then got caught on an underwater pipe, which provided leverage for the rushing water in the ride to flip the boat over.[80] In a subsequent settlement, Six Flags agreed to pay US$4 million to the victim's family, and the company would join the family in a lawsuit against Canyon Manufacturing Co., the company responsible for parts that were related to the accident.[81]

Six Flags White WaterEdit

Main article: Six Flags White Water
  • On July 11, 2010, a fire broke out in a maintenance building during operating hours, forcing the evacuation and closure of the park. The fire was contained to a single building, located adjacent to the park's wave pool and used principally for storage. Spokespeople for the water park and for the Cobb County fire department noted that everyone was evacuated safely and that there were no reported injuries. The park re-opened two days later on July 13 after crews had sealed off the damaged area caused by the fire.[82]

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