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Category Archives: Amusement Park Accidents

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Tennessee Amusement Parks Are No Strangers To Accidents

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Recently, when a young boy fell off of an amusement park ride in Orlando, Florida, the world took notice of how dangerous amusement park accidents can be. But here in Tennessee, we have also had our fair share of amusement park accidents as well. Sadly, many go under the radar, or get little press,… Read More »

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How And Why Do Amusement Park Accidents Happen – And How Can You Stay Safe?

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Amusement park rides hurl us far into the air, at speeds that can eclipse the speeds in our cars. And yet, we give little thought about how they are maintained. We would never go for months or years without maintaining our car. But sadly, that’s often what happens in amusement park rides. Ferris Wheel… Read More »

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Amusement Parks Can Be Fun, But They Can Also Be Dangerous

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Amusement parks are fun, and largely, are safe. But when they aren’t, the results can be deadly. You may think that any establishment that throws people around high in the air, or at high speeds, must be heavily regulated by government agencies. But you would be incorrect about that. Injuries are Becoming Common Amusement… Read More »

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Coaster Rider Injured After Flying Out of Cart

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Gatlinburg, TN (March 29, 2021) A passenger in a Gatlinburg mountain coaster ride flew out of the cart in which they were riding on March 19th. The ejected coast-rider then traveled 10 feet and struck the track. The unnamed individual incurred head, wrist, and ankle injuries as a result of this incident and was… Read More »

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Several Accidents Occur Over Weekend at Dollywood

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Pigeon Forge, TN (July 12, 2020) A master craftsman at Dollywood was injured Sunday while working on a project at the theme park’s Mountain Blown Glass shop. The worker was transported to a nearby medical facility, and the glassblowing shop was temporarily closed pending an investigation by the Tennessee Operational Health and Safety Administration… Read More »

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Contractors Continue Fight Over Liability for Tennessee Amusement Park Worker’s Electrocution

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

Amusement park accidents can seriously injure not only patrons, but also people hired to work at the park itself. And when there are multiple levels of contractors and subcontractors involved with a park or fair, it can take some time to sort out the legal liability for an accident. Oftentimes, courts must unravel complex… Read More »

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