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What’s up with theme parks and their (lack of) safety?

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/13/17 3:15 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Risk in HSE, HSE fails, Theme park disasters, HSE best practice

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Earlier this week, an 11-year-old girl on a field trip fell into the Splash Canyon rapids rise at the Drayton Mayor Theme Park in the UK. According to Drayton Manor’s director, George Byron, park staff responded immediately and the victim was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, but she died from her injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital. Although reports state that this is the first fatality at a British amusement park since 2004, there has been an alarming spike in the number of incidents occurring at these fun parks worldwide.

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