“Despite extensive surveys, it could not be determined why the employee chose to go through the facility and not the intended traffic route outside. No accident-caused technical defects on the track were found”. The employee was trained and familiar with the buildings.
The employee wanted to cross a closed part of the “Olympia Looping” railway when she was hit by the train on the head. Despite immediate first aid measures, she died on the spot. The labor inspectorate nevertheless filed a complaint with the public prosecutor’s office, in the course of which an investigation and an autopsy will be carried out.
The “Olympia Looping”, also known as the “Five Looping”, is 1,250 meters long and, according to the operator, is the largest transportable roller coaster in the world and was only put into operation this year. It can reach speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour. The Barth family, who own it, is one of the most successful showman businesses in Germany.
The roller coaster has now been reopened.