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13
OCT
2016

Alton Towers’ Owners Fined £5million Over Smiler Crash

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The owners of Alton Towers have been fined £5million with costs of £69,955.40 following a rollercoaster collision which left 16 people injured, a number of them seriously.

Two young women on the Smiler ride suffered leg amputations and others suffered severe injuries when their carriage collided with a stationary carriage on the same track on 2nd June 2015.

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found no fault with the track, the cars, or the control system that keeps the cars apart from each other when the ride is running.

Following the incident Alton Towers made technical improvements to the ride and changed their systems.

Source: (Health and Safety Executive, News, 27th September 2016) http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/alton-towers-owners-fined-over-smiler-crash/?ebul=hsegen&cr=1/05-oct-16

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