Horrific amusement park accidents

Published On: Jul 22 2013 08:52:54 AM PDT

The Six Flags roller coaster death in Texas is only the latest in a string of horrific mishaps at America's amusement parks.

Cyclone Roller Coaster, Coney Island, New York City
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Rolling Thunder (1981) -- An employee at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey falls to his death during a Rolling Thunder test ride. According to the park, he "may have assumed an unauthorized riding position that did not make use of the safety feature of the restraining devices."

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