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Roller coaster builder blames Six Flags for rider's death

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 09:45 p.m. HST, Mar 06, 2014



FORT WORTH, Texas » The German manufacturer of a roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death is blaming Six Flags for the accident.

Gerstlauer Amusement Rides filed court papers Thursday related to the lawsuit the woman's family has brought against it and Six Flags after her death last year.

Gerstlauer says the Texas Giant was not "defective or unsafe in any manner." It blames Six Flags workers for not properly checking Rosa Esparza's safety belt or stopping the ride when a supervisor noticed Esparza's restraint bar was too high.

The manufacturer also says Six Flags only added seat belts to the ride after Esparza's death.

Both Six Flags and Gerstlauer have blamed each other for Esparza's death.







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Bully wrote:
The blame game begins both of them will be found liable.
on March 7,2014 | 07:13AM
GONEGOLFIN wrote:
I would have to side on the roller coaster builder as it was explained in the story that there were not proper safety precautions taken to restrain the woman.
on March 7,2014 | 07:18AM
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