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    Fatality on Superman at Darien Lake

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    Fatality on Superman at Darien Lake

    Post  CoasterBGW on Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:34 pm

    http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/genesee/Crews-at-accident-in-Darien-Lake

    DARIEN, N.Y. (WIVB) - News 4 is heading to the scene of an accident at Darien Lake in Genesee County that left one man dead.

    Darien Lake's spokesperson confirms for News 4 that the Genesee County Sheriff's office is on the scene investigating the death of a man who fell off the "Ride of Steel" early Friday evening. The ride and surrounding area are closed to the public. A witness tells News 4 that the man who fell from the ride had no legs.

    Darien Lake released a statement saying their thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the guest.

    We will bring you up-to-date information as we learn more. Stay with News 4 online and watch at 10 and 11.
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    Post  CoasterBGW on Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:52 pm

    Updated article... sad indeed. What are typical park policies on prosthetic limbs?

    ARIEN, N.Y. (WIVB) - An Iraq war veteran who just returned home to Gowanda in April after three years of rehab died Friday evening at Darien Lake.

    Sgt. James Hackemer flew out of his seat while on the Ride of Steel at the theme park around 5:30 p.m. and died at the scene. Sgt. Hackemer lost both of his legs in Iraq in a roadside blast. He spent three years at a Boston rehab facility where he had to relearn how to talk, write, and read all over again. He returned to his native Gowanda this past April.

    The ride and surrounding area were closed to the public as police investigated. Darien Lake released a statement saying their thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Sgt. Hackemer.

    We will bring you up-to-date information as we learn more. Stay with News 4 online and watch at 10 and 11.
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    Re: Fatality on Superman at Darien Lake

    Post  gb980109 on Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:05 pm

    CoasterBGW wrote:Updated article... sad indeed. What are typical park policies on prosthetic limbs?
    It depends on what the park and the ride manufacturer agree upon.
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    Re: Fatality on Superman at Darien Lake

    Post  Ccron10 on Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:03 am

    CoasterBGW wrote:Updated article... sad indeed. What are typical park policies on prosthetic limbs?
    I can tell you that this guy wouldn't have been allowed to ride Fahrenheit or Storm Runner. Given how Ride of Steel has only a lapbar and maybe only a seatbelt, the guy shouldn't have been allowed to ride from the way it sounds. So this could be the ride operator's falut for not turning away the guest.

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