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Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:42:07 AM
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011

Tokyo Dome ride hit by fatal fall
Kyodo News
A 34-year-old man died Sunday after falling from an amusement park ride at Tokyo Dome City Attractions in Bunkyo Ward, police said.


The victim, who was pronounced dead at a hospital two hours after the accident, was not immediately identified.

The man was on the Spinning Coaster Maihime, a roller-coaster ride with revolving cars, when he fell at around 12:40 p.m. Sunday.

The Spinning Coaster reaches a speed of 39.6 kph as it cruises the 305-meter-long track. The man is believed to have fallen from a height of 7 to 8 meters.

The accident is the third to hit the park in as many months.

In November, a 26-year-old female worker lost three fingers while checking wires and motors at the top of the popular Tower Hacker attraction at 9:28 a.m. before the park opened.

The Tower Hacker is an 80-meter-tall tower that lifts riders to the top, then lets them free-fall vertically at almost 100 kph.

In December, parts from the Thunder Dolphin roller coaster injured a girl on the ground.
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indianacarnie
Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:13:24 PM
One accident is chance/bad luck

Two accidents is coincidence

Three accidents in one year is a management change

TOKYO — Police say they are investigating the death of a man who fell from a roller coaster at a Tokyo amusement park.

They say the man fell Sunday as he was riding with a friend on the Spinning Coaster Maihime at the Tokyo Dome park. He was rushed to a hospital but was declared dead two hours later.

The small roller coaster has single cars which spin like a tea cup as they travel along a track.

Police say they are investigating whether the accident was caused by professional negligence or if the man failed to follow safety instructions.

Tokyo Dome had no immediate comment but suspended all rides at the complex.
http://en.baomoi.com/Hom...at-Tokyo-park/107431.epi 
An end, even with terror, is better than terror without end. F.Neitzsche
FParker185
Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:48:08 PM
For information on the ride....

http://www.rcdb.com/1252.htm 

Looks like a regular Maurer Soehne Wild Mouse that has had spinning cars put on it. Of course being Japan it may very well be a knockoff also, Golden Horse is infamous for cloning mice and specifically the maurer mouse cars.