Woman who fell from Circus Circus roller coaster is ‘double amputee,’ report says

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The woman who fell from the El Loco roller coaster at Aventuredome was a double amputee, according to an inspection report on the accident.

According to the report, a woman, between the ages of 25 to 30 years old was ejected from the roller coaster between 2:29 p.m. and 2:35 p.m. on March 25.

The report doesn’t specify if the woman is missing her arms or legs.

Clark County says the ride has been closed since the incident occurred.

The county building department has request four pieces of information before authorities will allow the ride to reopen.

1. An analysis of the restraint and containment system by the manufacturer, S & S.
2. The manufacturer’s finding as to why the rider was ejected.
3. What physical and procedural recommendations the manufacturer has to address the hazard.
4. Implementation of those modications.
This came as part of what’s called a “correction notice” issued by the county to Circus Circus and its parent company, MGM Resorts International.

The fact that a disabled person was ejected from the ride is concerning to attorney Michael Cristalli.

“At the very least, you have to make sure that your staff understands that issue and is able to intercede and make sure that somebody with a disability doesn’t get on a ride that could potentially be a safety hazard,” he said.

MGM Resorts International says it can’t comment on the incident due to the ongoing investigation. They released the following statement:

“This attraction features publicly posted guidelines based on manufacturer recommendations and associated regulations. We are committed to the safety of our guests and holding all rides and attractions to high standards. We work closely with the county on the routine inspection and certification process for our attractions,  and we will continue to work closely with officials as this incident is investigated. The ride remains closed until further notice during the investigation.”

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