Amusement Park Swing Ride Lawsuit Settled Over Teen Death

A Wisconsin wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a 16 year old girl who fell 50 feet to her death in a 2007 amusement park swing accident, was settled last week for $1 million.

The death occurred on July 14, 2007, when the teen’s safety harness was not properly secured before riding a giant swing ride at a Christian music festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Subsequent investigations also found that a safety rope was not properly attached to the harness.

The swing ride lawsuit was filed against Life Promotions, who organized the Lifest2007 event where the tragedy occurred, and Air Glory, Inc., which was the company responsible for operating the ride.

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After this tragedy, Air Glory was banned from operating rides in Wisconsin for one year as a result of their negligent operation and maintenance of the swing chair ride involved in this accident.

Although the exact terms of the settlement were not disclosed, the Green Bay Press Gazette reports that the wrongful death settlement was for the full amount of the insurance coverage for Air Glory, which was $1 million.


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