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Amusement Park Accident Study Released

A Kentucky Department of Agriculture report says the exact reason for the accident can’t be pinpointed, but the condition of a cable that snapped and the operator’s failure to hit an emergency stop button made the accident more severe than it might have been.Kaityln Lasitter’s feet were severed last June when cables snapped on the Superman Tower of Power ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville.Doctors were able to reattach Lassiter’s right foot, but not her left.A Kentucky Kingdom says the park has audited maintenance, training and safety procedures. The Lassiter family is suing the park, alleging that it did not properly maintain the ride.

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.