Well just compare Intamin's accident to rides built ratio in the last few years compared to other manufacterers. Either Intamin have been incredibly unlucky or there is somethng wrong with those lapbars. No other manufacterer is having anything like this amount of problems. Intamin need to get their rides sorted because the worrying thing is these are some of Intamin's most recent rides.l
But none of these accidents have been Intamins fault. I'll list a few of Intamins previous accidents.
SROS - Six Flags Somewhere - Overweight rider shouldn't of ridden, ride op's fault, this happened later on another SROS due to a similar reason I believe.
Perilous Plunge - Women way over Intamins listed weight limit, ride op error.
Hydro - To be fair, i'm not certain what exactly happened here but I know Oakwood haven't been sued. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wale ... 628856.stm
California Screamin - The crash on this ride was Disney's fault they altered the brakes without Intamins advice.
Out of those 4 incidents none of them were Intamins fault.
KI-netic is doesnt matter what state your in, drunk or not, there should be know way of you getting out of the restaints.
The Flume doesn't have restraints whats to stop someone getting off and jumping out on that, whilst being intoxicated? Infact a complete moron stood up on Splash Mountain at Disney on the drop and ended up killing himself. Roller Coaster at Blackpool I believe doesn't have any restraints, if some fool jumped out of that I bet Blackpool would be blamed. I'm amazed a serious accident hasn't happened on the Wild Mouse there yet.
We cant just say "ahh well its one a year" it should be none a year, people are putting their lives in these peoples hands and it shouldnt be a "well its only one out of how many million" situation.
Agreed all these casulties are tragic, but all of them have been the fault of the park or the rider, not Intamin. If you do exactly as the ride rules say you should be fine. To be fair with you park's need better ride op's if you employ people with a brain far less accidents would happen.