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Old 10-25-2016, 11:55 PM
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I'll be honest, I wanna see someone being torn apart by the belts.

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Old 10-26-2016, 12:47 AM
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Re: 4 Confirmed Dead in Horrific Accident at Theme Park in Australia.

I just want to see HOW the hell this happened. This isn't a high-speed or demanding ride of any sort. Something on the conveyor system must have collapsed underneath the ride itself for that to happen, which would suggest someone wasn't doing appropriate maintenance.

I feel sorry for the poor kid who had to watch this happen, but if her entire family is gone, she just hit the litigation jackpot if it's proven the ride was not maintained appropriately. She'll be set for life, financially. Be the least she can get as compensation for the emotional trauma she'll carry for life...

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I just want to see HOW the hell this happened. This isn't a high-speed or demanding ride of any sort. Something on the conveyor system must have collapsed underneath the ride itself for that to happen, which would suggest someone wasn't doing appropriate maintenance.
Hence the criminal investigation. Apparently the ride had already broken down earlier that day and someone received near fatal injuries on another ride that uses the same belt system, back in April I think.

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The Gold Coast used to be nice, like over 20 years ago.

Now, you'd probably be better off just going to Disneyland.
This. I used to live an hour away. Overrated, it is.

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This. I used to live an hour away. Overrated, it is.
It's overrated for it's isolation.....I live in Perth.....for an extra $26, I can fly to Hong Kong and back.

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It's overrated for it's isolation.....I live in Perth.....for an extra $26, I can fly to Hong Kong and back.
Yep, and it's people. Of course, they defend this. Depends on the suburb.

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Hence the criminal investigation. Apparently the ride had already broken down earlier that day and someone received near fatal injuries on another ride that uses the same belt system, back in April I think.
Bugger me :( People never learn. Always cheap out, and some poor bastard has to pay the price for it...

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Re: 4 Confirmed Dead in Horrific Accident at Theme Park in Australia.

Killyourwholefamily Land more like.

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Re: 4 Confirmed Dead in Horrific Accident at Theme Park in Australia.

For those wondering how this happened:

As you can imagine, this water ride is on a slope, and it has a conveyor belt at the end that functions as a lift to bring the rafts back to the start of the ride. The movement of the conveyor belt inadvertently creates a small backwards-flowing current after the drop off from the belt that would occasionally trap a raft there.

On this occasion, an empty raft was stuck in this location, and then the raft with passengers reached the end of the conveyor belt, hit the empty raft and was flipped over backwards, tossing passengers out—two adults who died (exact cause of death unclear at this stage) and the two surviving children—and pressing the raft's seats into the end of the moving conveyor belt.







The remaining two passengers were basically fed into the machinery, specifically by getting trapped between the horizontal bars of the conveyor belt designed to grip the raft. You can see from this video of police removing the raft (which I've screencapped below) how the machinery destroyed the seats, which were occupied at the time:



This video shows a typical ride on Thunder River Rapids, with the conveyor belt lift and drop off from 3:00. You can see how powerful the machinery is despite the ride's tameness and how close the passengers in the accident were to the end of the ride when the tragedy occurred:


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Re: 4 Confirmed Dead in Horrific Accident at Theme Park in Australia.

RIP to the victims. You plan a day of fun with the family and it ends so tragically.. That is so sad.

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