Police Say Employee Error Lead to Amusement Park Accident

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Aug 02, 2010 in Personal Injury News

Lake Delton Police released a statement saying the the 12-year-old girl who was hurt at Extreme World in Wisconsin Dells Friday morning was injured because of an employee error.

According to police, Teagan Marti, of Parkland, Fla., was dropped from a height of 100 feet and not the required distance of 140 feet. Riders are supposed to be dropped from 140 feet into a net 100 feet below the bottom of the platform. The net is 40 feet off the ground.

However, when Ms. Marti was released, she was only 100 feet up, and the net was fully on the ground.

According to an article published in the Wisconsin State Journal, the ride attendant at the top of the release platform is supposed to look down at the ground, inspect the drop area for any problems and then look down at the ground attendant for an exchange of arm signals to indicate the release platform and landing net are at the proper height, the release said.

Police were able to use several video recordings of the fall as part of their investigation.

The case is being referred to the Sauk County District Attorney for possible criminal charges.

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