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Americans love thrill rides in fact in 2011297.
Million people visited amusement parks and took one point seven.
But within the past week there have been too.
Free -- sworn in Texas where a woman fell from a roller coaster and was killed somehow.
And another in Ohio where seven people on a log ride we're trapped upside down and underwater.
When their boat.
Is anybody making sure there that these rights are absolutely safe.
Walter Reese is an amusement ride inspector and safety consultant and joins us live today -- -- -- what do you make of what happened at six flights -- in Texas.
Well it's really disturbing.
And it it it looks as if either two things happened either her hardest mechanism physically failed and who and the -- opened or.
He simply slipped out from behind a locked -- -- She had apparently was concerned that the lap bar was not secure but you know when -- A lot of people -- -- get on a big write like that they're positive you know it's is this is this all there is.
I'm a little surprised to see that this coaster -- only has a lap or verses the over the shoulder restraint and -- but.
I did I noticed that.
The body size of of the victim is a little larger and I have to question whether or not she should have been running in the first place okay.
Also it's in sandusky Ohio this log flume rolled backwards down a hill flipped over.
How does someone that -- well that's not supposed to happen there there's mechanisms.
In place that are supposed to prevent -- -- I mean -- anti roll back system.
So -- I don't know enough about that want to really comment on it but it's it's not supposed to happen well it especially the trapped underwater part that's never supposed to happen but it did.
Yeah I don't know enough about that I mean I I don't see how that I mean that was a very large boat.
A lot of people is that gonna go to the museum part the balance of the summer what what's the number one thing they -- Be concerned -- -- Well when we're talking about harnesses and and -- -- them secure properly for sure make sure that your.
You your back and your bottom or are always back in the seat before you bring up -- -- Because if you're sitting -- -- -- knew how to harness lock.
And then you sit back and then you've got way too much space between you and harness any if you feel like you're not in their securely let the operator now or you need to -- you have to do it and and look him in the eye and say it.
My harness is not secure.
So that they know that you're talking to them and do it loud so if they stop and they won't start unless -- secure right.
He just yourself Walter -- we think -- much for absolutely event.
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