A 14-year-old boy who died at an amusement park in Florida earlier this year has exceeded the allowable weight limit of nearly 100 pounds, according to an autopsy report approached by CNN.
Dyer Sampson died March 24 while visiting ICON Park outside Orlando with family and friends. He was also one of the occupants of the Freefall Tower in Orlando. This amusement is described by passers-by as the tallest tower in the world. As for the park, in these amusements, people are sent upstairs. They then land at an altitude of 122 meters and land at speeds of more than 120 kilometers per hour.
The owner’s guide to using this tower says the limit for that fun is 130kg. According to the autopsy report, the teenager was over 6 feet tall and weighed about 175 kilograms.
At autopsy, the cause of Tire’s death was trauma, resulting in numerous fractures, injuries and bleeding in the head, neck and limbs. According to the report, the cause of death of Dyer Samson was determined to be an accident.
In April, Quest Engineering & Failure Analysis Inc., a forensic engineering firm, was hired by state officials to investigate Dyer’s death. The two seats in the tower have been manually modified, including the seat where the teenager sat. The company report says that this adjustment allowed a larger than usual gap between the seat belt and the seat.
The Forensic Engineering Institute report states: “The cause of the accident was that the tire was not properly secured in the seat of the champ. This is the result of a faulty adjustment of the belt proximity sensor.”
The tower has been closed since the tire died. It will remain so indefinitely. The lawyer representing Orlando Slingshot, the promoter of the entertainment, issued a statement Monday stating that the boy’s death was “a tragic accident.”
“We continue to liaise with representatives of the tire family and the agriculture sector. We focus on working with our legislators to make lasting safety changes in the amusement park sector.” “, Slingshot’s lawyer Trevor Arnold said.
In an earlier statement, Arnold said that “all protocols, procedures and safety measures provided by that entertainment maker have been followed.”
Dyer’s parents, Nekia Dodd and Yarnell Sampson, are being argued by different lawyers. However, they collectively filed a false death case.
The lawsuit alleges several defendants, including Icon Park, Orlando Slingshot, the creator of the ride, Fundy Handles (based in Austria), and the creator of the seats and belts. Entertainment manufacturer Gerstlauer (based in Germany) is part of this process.