Teen who fatally fell from Orlando drop tower nearly 100 pounds over limit: autopsy report
A 14-year-old boy who fell to his death from an Orlando thrill ride in March was nearly 100 pounds over the weight limit of the attraction, according to an autopsy report released by the Orlando medical examiner’s office Monday.
Parents sue after death of teen from Florida drop-tower ride
The parents of a 14-year-old boy who fell to his death from a 430-foot drop-tower ride in central Florida’s tourist district have sued its owner, manufacturer and landlord, claiming they were negligent and failed to provide a safe amusement ride.
Orlando FreeFall: Amusement park ride safety expert says 'someone killed' teenager and charges should be filed
A ride safety expert said that “someone killed” the teenager who died after falling off an amusement park ride in Florida, and believes charges should be filed in the teen's his death.news.yahoo.com
‘This Is No Longer a Tragic Accident’: Tyre Sampson’s Mother Issues Strong Indictment Following Report Confirming Ride Operator Changed Safety Sensors on Ride That Killed Her Son
An investigation into the accidental death of a Black teen in an Orlando, Florida, amusement park has found a park employee tampered with the ride’s […]news.yahoo.com
Orlando drop tower operator adjusted sensors in seat teen fell from, making ride unsafe, report shows
An independent forensic engineering firm hired in the investigation into a teen’s fatal fall from an Orlando drop tower found the operator of the thrill ride manually adjusted the sensors in the seat he was in, which made the ride unsafe.
Sensors were adjusted on ride where teen fell to death
Sensors on a Florida amusement park ride had been adjusted manually to double the size of the opening for restraints on two seats, resulting in a 14-year-old boy not being properly secured before he slipped out and fell to his death, according to an initial report released Monday by outside engineers. The average opening for restraints on the seats on the 430-foot (131-meter), free-fall amusement park ride located in the heart of Orlando's tourist district was 3.3 inches (8.3 centimeters). An inspection of the seats showed that sensors used to activate safety lights on the two seats, indicating the harness safety restraints were in place, had been adjusted to allow for the wider openings.news.yahoo.com
Jacksonville rapper, singer says he gave family of teen who died on Orlando ride $15K for funeral costs
Two weeks after Jacksonville rapper and R&B singer YK Osiris offered to help the family of a 14-year-old Missouri teen who fell to his death from a towering Florida amusement ride, the artist said he has donated $15,000.
Florida order calls Orlando FreeFall ride ‘immediate danger to public health’
Inspectors were back at the Orlando FreeFall thrill ride at Icon Park on Monday, testing it yet again and sending the ride carriage into the air, even while leaving the seats on the ground and raising only the top half of the carriage.
Woman Claiming to be Cousin of Tyre Sampson, the Teen Who Fell to His Death In Florida Amusement Park, Is Exposed As An Imposter By the Victim’s Mother
While preparing to lay to rest their loved one after a tragic accident, the family of Tyre Sampson has made a statement about someone claiming […]news.yahoo.com
Forensic engineering firm hired to determine cause of fatal thrill ride fall, state says
A forensic engineering firm has been hired to assist in the investigation into the death of a 14-year-old boy who fell from an Orlando drop tower attraction last week, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Nikki Fried said at a news conference Friday.
Lawyer for Sampson family demands answers, says video proves teen was not secured in ride
The memorial for Tyre Sampson continues to grow larger and so do the calls for accountability. Sampson’s family, as well as people passing by, having been signing a poster spreading thoughts of love and demanding the free fall ride be shut down.news.yahoo.com
Attorneys Ben Crump, Bob Hilliard hired by family of teen who fell to his death from Orlando thrill ride
Attorneys Ben Crump and Bob Hilliard have been hired on retainer to represent the family of Tyre Sampson, 14, who fell to his death Thursday night from the Orlando Free Fall at ICON Park, according to a news release.
Dad Says His 14-Year-Old Son Panicked Before ICON Park Drop Death
Orlando SentinelThe Missouri father of the 14-year-old boy who died while on an amusement park ride in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday said his son knew he was in danger—and he wants to make sure no other child feels like that again. “He was panicking when he was going up,” Yarnell Sampson, the dad of Tyre Sampson, told WOFL. “He was explaining to his friend next to him, ‘I don’t know man. If I don’t make it down, please tell my Mom and Daddy I love them.’ For him to say something like that, he munews.yahoo.com