Operator Merlin hit with fine for roller coaster crash



by Sofia Lotto Persio
A ROLLER coaster crash at Alton Towers that left five people with life-changing injuries was “ultimately” the responsibility of operator Merlin, Stafford Crown Court heard yesterday.
Merlin faces a fine that could top £10 million for the Smiler ride crash that injured 16 people.
Barrister Bernard Thorogood, prosecuting for the Health and Safety Executive, blamed senior management for “manifestly inadequate” arrangements for technical staff, who did not have clear procedures to follow in the event of technical failures on the track.
The engineers had reset the ride and... read more

 
27 September 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 38
Source: Morning Star
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