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Posted by on Jul. 29, 2007 at 10:12 PM
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Police: Mind Scrambler operator knew victim was not seated properly
(Tuesday, July 24, 2007) - Westchester County police investigating the death of Gabriela Garin who was killed on the Mind Scrambler ride at Rye Playland last month say that Garin's 18-year-old co-worker knew that Garin was not seated or secured properly when he started the ride. The report states that Garin was kneeling on the seat of her car, completely turned around, and possibly swaying her arms to music when the ride was started. The report's findings are based on the accounts of eleven witnesses, all of whose statements were consistent.
"It would be difficult to believe that the ride operator did not know that Miss Garin was in the ride and not secured," said Westchester Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Belfiore.

Witnesses said that Garin was thrown from the car before the ride's second revolution.

The ride operator denied knowing that Garin was not wearing her selt belt when he started the ride. He no longer works at Playland.

Police found that the second operator's booth, which was added in response to another fatality in 2004, was rarely, if ever, staffed, and that most of the workers who operated the Mind Scrambler were unaware that there was a cut-off switch inside the booth. According to park policy, Garin should have been in the second station when the ride started. Playland policy also prohibits employees from riding during work hours.


Police also discovered that the victim had tried to ride the Mind Scrambler while not seated properly on at least one other occasion.

The medical examiner's office pronounced the death accidental. Police say that no criminal charges would be filed.





 

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by on Jul. 29, 2007 at 10:12 PM
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by Group Admin on Jul. 29, 2007 at 10:32 PM
I had heard the initial report but didn't get the full story.  Thanks for the update and the picture!!!  I will check Theme Park Insider to see what they are saying about it and report back!!

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