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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by DiogoJ42 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:46 pm

That is stupid. There is nothng wrong with the ride.

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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by Islander » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:47 pm

On the one hand I agree, but on the other Chessington need to be seen to be doing a full, thorough safety check of the entire attraction, whether it needs it or not.
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by James6 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:58 pm

I agree the ride itself doesn't need to be, but I'm sure it'd raise questions to other visitors why a different entrance was being used.

Also it may be seen as offering a sign of respect.

Will be interesting to see how long it stays closed for though!
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by DiogoJ42 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:08 pm

Knowing Merlin, they will use this as an excuse to close the ride for the rest of the season and save a few bob. :roll:
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by MattsDesigns » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:08 pm

Praying for miracles or doctor errors like I always do. Those injuries sound pretty severe for a 14 ft drop.
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by formula1fan » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:17 pm

MattsDesigns wrote:Praying for miracles or doctor errors like I always do. Those injuries sound pretty severe for a 14 ft drop.

Yes, the drop is only 14ft, but what needs to be remembered is that the girl was only four years old, so her body would almost certainly suffer more serious injuries than if she were a fully-grown adult. Even so, I'd imagine that the injuries suffered if a fully-grown adult fell from that height would be quite severe. :)
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by ImURNemesis » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:25 pm

I hope that the girl is ok, my thoughts are with her and her family.

A bit silly to close Tomb blaster though, the ride is fine it just needs the bridge to be adressed.
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by Delta79 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:19 pm

Has anyone heard anything about the recovery of this little girl?
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by Boz » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:06 pm

last thing i heard was as of a couple of days ago she is still in intensive care :( poor thing.
according to the mothers statment she "fell through the fence" which could mean a missing panel, or a loose one.
if it was loose, the chances of it being spotted during morning checks are pretty slim. but i severley doubt it would have been missing in the morning, if it was, then some unforunate ride host is in a lot of trouble.
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by lozzyhickers » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:35 pm

UPDATE: she has been taken out of her coma and she is talking. Apparntly one of the first things she said is if she can go back!
Any idea how long this investigation will last and TB will be open again? I'm going on the 23rd and i've never been before, and probably never will so i'll be gutted if I can't go on!
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by dominoes » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:51 pm

Thank god she is alright. So happy she is better, that fall sounded awful...
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by MattsDesigns » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:06 pm

Ah good - I didn't know she was comatose but that's good news.
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by Hurri » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:07 pm

Glad she's doing well and I wish her all the very best.

But I've just seen this on Facebook:

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Er, what worthy cause? She was/is treated by the NHS, if there was a charity involved fair enough, but where will the profits from this go, straight into the pockets of her family? What, just in case they can't get enough out of Merlin, they want to cash in from the general public too?

Whilst the gig is a nice gesture to show support for the girl, the family should definitely be donating every last penny raised by this to a deserving charity. If it does turn out to be Merlin's fault, they'll be compensated accordingly, keeping the profit from this just makes them look greedy.
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by MattsDesigns » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:38 pm

Who does it hurt though?

Can you guarantee that if people don't go to this gig they would send that money to Africa?
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by bensaund » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:54 pm

Lets just see what the result of the H&S investigation and not point the finger. We all hope Jessica recovers and whatever happened to her can not happen to anyone else. I noticed that Rameses queue is now ground level and they have closed the bridges.

I also hope Chessington are using this closed time to give the ride a once over.
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by lozzyhickers » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:14 pm

MattsDesigns wrote:Ah good - I didn't know she was comatose but that's good news.


It was a medically induced coma, to minimise distress.

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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by Delta79 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:10 pm

lozzyhickers wrote:It was a medically induced coma, to minimise distress.


Minimising distress is a small part of treatment with MIC. generally it reduces the metabolic rate of brain tissue, which includes the cerebral blood flow. 

With these reductions, the blood vessels in the brain narrow, decreasing the amount of volume occupied by the brain, and hence the intracranial pressure. 

The damaged area of the brain will swelling. it is hoped that the pressure decrease will protect the damage areas from swelling too much and restricting the blood flow though it, as this restriction could kill off the affected brain tissue.
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by lozzyhickers » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:36 am

Delta79 wrote:
lozzyhickers wrote:It was a medically induced coma, to minimise distress.


Minimising distress is a small part of treatment with MIC. generally it reduces the metabolic rate of brain tissue, which includes the cerebral blood flow. 

With these reductions, the blood vessels in the brain narrow, decreasing the amount of volume occupied by the brain, and hence the intracranial pressure. 

The damaged area of the brain will swelling. it is hoped that the pressure decrease will protect the damage areas from swelling too much and restricting the blood flow though it, as this restriction could kill off the affected brain tissue.


I do know this, i'm a med student. But the hospital released a statemtn on behalf of the family, saying that the MIC was to minimise the distress on the patient.
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by coastermaster » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:35 pm

im not being mean or anything but to be honest there was supposed to be a panel missing wouldn't some body of noticed when the rides get checked in the mornings
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Re: Chessington Incident - 7.05.2012

by MattsDesigns » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:42 pm

It was the netting on the sides I think - it was open.
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