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  • Knott's given January deadline by CA state regulators to improve safety on Log Ride

    The first eight paragraphs of an article from the OC Register (the entire article can be read at no charge at
    http://www.ocregister.com/2017/11/29...s-he-was-hurt/)

    "BUENA PARK – State inspectors are requiring added safeguards to the Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm after a 5-year-old boy allegedly suffered a fractured eye socket last year on the attraction.

    In a report released this month, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health says it investigated the incident and determined that a water-level sensor did not function as intended during an inspection the following day, on May 3. The sensor began function normally after debris was cleared, the report says.

    The correct water level ensures proper braking and slowing of the logs in the “runout area,” the pond the logs splash into near the ride’s end.

    The report also found that smaller riders suffered “significantly more” injuries on the ride, “likely because of the proximity of their faces to padded or possibly insufficiently padded portions” of the faux log that riders sit in.

    The report also noted that riders were not being given complete safety instructions as required under state regulations.

    CA-OSHA issued a number of requirements for the ride to be completed by Jan. 29, including: enhancing safety instructions with signs, videos or audio recordings, and inspecting the ride’s padding, floorboards and restraints to ensure the logs are safe and secure for smaller riders.

    The park is also required to evaluate water levels and develop a control system.

    Cherie Whyte, Knott’s communication director, said in a Tuesday statement that the amusement park takes the report seriously and will work to comply with the state’s requirements."
    BUENA PARK – State inspectors are requiring added safeguards to the Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm after a 5-year-old boy allegedly suffered a fractured eye socket last year o…
    Last edited by SpacemanSpiff; 12-01-2017, 10:45 PM.

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    The ride has been around for 50 years. Maybe OSHA--- or some other bloated government agency-- ought to look into why kids today are so much more fragile than they were 50 years ago? And not enough padding probably isn't the problem either.

    The ride, not the kids. Because if I meant the kids that would be fat shaming and I would never do that out loud.

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    • #3
      Man this sucks, I love this ride and always did think is this up to the new code? I hope they can fix this without ruining the ride in anyway
      Happy Halloween!!!

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