KY Amusement Park Worker Files Suit

KY Amusement Park Worker Files Suit

A supervisor at a Kentucky amusement park recently filed a suit blaming workers for the accident that severely injured a teenager last summer.

The suit claims that workers failed to follow the ride manufacturer’s instructions for handling a cable that snapped.

Teenager Suffers from Accident

Kaitlyn Lasitter, 14, was riding the Superman Tower of Power at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom when a cable snapped.

Lasitter’s were reportedly severed from the incident.

Doctor’s were able to reattach her right foot, but had to amputate part of her left leg.

Lawsuit Filed

John Schmidt, the ride-maintenance manager at the time of the accident, says that technicians at the theme park never performed a hands-on inspection before the accident.

Schmidt is also claiming in his suit that the technicians didn’t lubricate the cables monthly.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture, which inspects the rides, is supposedly awaiting tests on a cable from the ride in hopes to find out what exactly caused it to snap.

Lasitter and her family have also filed a suit accusing the park of failing to maintain the ride and equipment to ensure safety.

(Source: Associated Press)

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