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The table below is a list of roller coaster accidents which resulted in one or more fatal injury. Only mechanical failures are included here: Accidents caused by the guest have been excluded, and the list is still incomplete.

Mechanical failureEdit

Roller Coaster Amusement Park No. killed No. injured Date Ref.
Big Dipper Battersea Fun Fair 5 13 May 30, 1972 [1][2]
Big Dipper Krug Park 4 Unknown July 7, 1930 [3]
Mindbender Galaxyland 3 1 June 14, 1986 [4]
Wild Wonder Gillian's Wonderland Pier 2 2 August 28, 1999 [5]
Fujin Raijin II Expoland 1 19 May 5, 2007 [6]
Twister Lightwater Valley 1 3 June 20, 2001 [7]

Also of note: Loop the Loop at White City had a fatal accident in 1906. It isn't known how many died or were injured, and thus it can't be added to the table.

Fatal fallsEdit

Roller Coaster Amusement Park Person Date Description Ref.
Comet Lincoln Park Employee August 17, 1986 Possibly standing up
Lightin' Loops Six Flags Great Adventure Park guest June 17, 1987 Restraint not closed properly [8]
Black Witch Magic Harbor Park guest April 3, 1983 Restraint failure
Rail Blazer Six Flags St. Louis Park guest July 7, 1984 Fainted during the ride causing her to fall from the stand-up restraint
Rolling Thunder Six Flags Great Adventure Employee August 16, 1981 During a test run, failed to secure his lap bar and assume a good riding position
Hydro Oakwood Theme Park Park guest April 15, 2004 Seat constraints unchecked by staff. [9]
Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Park guest July 19, 2013 Restraint unlocked during ride [10]

Struck by the trainEdit

Roller Coaster Amusement Park Person Date Description Ref.
Batman The Ride Six Flags Over Georgia Employee May 26, 2002
Batman The Ride Six Flags Over Georgia Park guest June 28, 2008 Decapitated by the passing train while either retrieving a lost hat or taking a shortcut to lunch [11]
Excalibur Six Flags AstroWorld Employee August 9, 1997 While working on a section of track, a train hit the employee. A signal had been sent to the ride operator stating that the track was clear.

See alsoEdit


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