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Saturday, May 5, 2007 5:29:42 PM
http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411749/1099448 

Coaster accident in Japan kills one, injures over 20.

Fox News said an axel broke causing the accident.
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Trucker090
Saturday, May 5, 2007 9:09:13 PM
U mean they have accidents other than in the USA ??
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Monday, May 7, 2007 8:53:39 AM
As per the homepage headlines, the axel did break. My question is:
With the strain and fatigue the axels take where is the redundency to prevent the train from leaving the track? Sounds like a poor design not having hook and kick rollers to prevent the train from leaving the track. It would have been the same result if the wheel shattered or bearing disintegrated. If the train is mounted on bogeys there should be a restraint to prevent seperation of the the bogey and train such as a pear ring.
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