Oct 01, 2016 UncategorizedComments Off on Injury reported at Taichung amusement park
For a funfair in Taichung, misfortunate did not come singly on Saturday.
At around 9:40 a.m. a worker surnamed Huang, aged 35, fell from a seven-meter working platform of a ferris wheel under construction at Lihpao Land (????).
Huang was seriously injured with intracranial hemorrhage and a broken leg. He was rushed to the hospital for surgery and later placed under observation in an intensive care ward.
The ferris wheel, now near completion, was purchased second-hand from Fukuoka, Japan. At a height of 120 meters, it is touted as the biggest ferris wheel in Asia.
Taichung city government's Labor Department demanded that work be suspended for 13 days until improvements are made. The park will also be fined NT$60,000 (US$1,919).
Another mishap took place that morning when about 20 visitors were stranded in midair on a roller coaster.
According to the website of Lihpao Land, the height of the roller coaster is 39 meters, with two-and-half circles and a maximum speed of 2 kilometers per minute.
One netizen posted footage on the Internet showing that after the roller coaster reached its highest point, it should have rotated horizontally before plunging down vertically, but seemed to become stuck.
According to the park authorities, the wind speed at the time reached an alarming level, so that the roller coaster's safety check mechanism became engaged.
Lihpao Land then manually pushed the roller coaster back to the platform safely.