UAn investigation was opened on Sunday August 6 for injuries and manslaughter after the death of a 17-year-old teenager at Luna Park in Cap d’Agde, Hérault. At 2:15 a.m., on the night of Saturday to Sunday, the young man hit one of the uprights of “L’Adrénaline”, a thrilling attraction simulating a jump into the void at 110 km / h at sixty meters high. The young girl who was at his side was also seriously injured, but her life is no longer in danger.
Mechanical defect or unfortunate combination of circumstances? Unfortunately, the accident is a series: barely a week ago, a father and his three-and-a-half-year-old daughter were blown away while they were in an inflatable structure in Wonderland park, in the Var. The 35-year-old man died of his injuries, while the girl is still in critical condition.
READ ALSOHow showmen fight to save the partyTo avoid incidents of this type, amusement parks and fairgrounds in France are subject to strict safety rules. Law No. 2008-136 of February 13, 2008 relating to the safety of rides, machines and installations for fairgrounds or amusement parks thus stipulates that the machines must be subject to regular checks carried out by an organization approved by the State. .
“The attractions pass technical controls, like cars”, illustrates Nicolas Lemay, the president of the (…) Read more