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Amusement park regulations, inspections vary in US

From Six Flags to Walt Disney World, there's no federal oversight of permanent amusement parks, and regulations vary from state to state.Full story

Rollercoaster death highlights lack of amusement park oversight

Roller coaster closed after woman falls to death

Woman dies at Texas Six Flags

Six Flags investigating roller-coaster death

Nearly a dozen people reported being injured in the last five years while riding the Texas roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death last week, though the most serious injuries appear to be a concussion and muscles strains due to jostling, state records show. Full story

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  For many people there’s nothing like the thrill of a great rollercoaster, despite the risks.  Dr. Gary Smith, of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, discusses important tips for a safe summer at an amusement park.

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