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Accident at Six Flags Over Georgia.

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Ride shut down while fatal accident investigated Officials are examining fence, signs around Batman The Ride By YOLANDA RODRIGUEZ Published on: 06/29/08 State investigators kept Batman The Ride at Six Flags Over Georgia closed Monday as they went over the site where a teenager died Saturday. Cobb police were wrapping up their own investigation into the accident. Marcus K. Garner/AJC (ENLARGE) A sign in front of the popular 'Batman the Ride' at Six Flags Over Georgia on Saturday. The ride is expected to reopen on Monday. The state Labor Department was looking at the ride, the fence and the signs around the ride, said Charlie Schroder, the legislative liaison for the Labor Commissioner Michael L. Thurmond "At present, the ride has been taken out of service pending the completion of the findings of our preliminary investigation into the incident," Schroder said. "When we are satisfied the ride can be operated safely, it will return to operation. ...We are moving as expeditiously as possible," Schroder said. After spending Saturday morning at the park, Asia Leeshawn Ferguson, 17, and David Jenkins, 19, his cousin, took a break in the parking lot. Instead of re-entering the park through the main gate, they scaled two fences — an iron perimeter fence and a chain link one that surrounds the roller coaster — to get to their next amusement destination: Batman The Ride. The result was tragic. Ferguson was decapitated, said Michael Cosper, operations manager for the Cobb County Medical Examiner. His death was ruled accidental, Cosper said on Monday. Toxicological exams were sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and would not be available for several weeks. A police report said Ferguson's body was found underneath the ride. The two fences the teens scaled were marked with signs that said the area was restricted to authorized personnel and was a "danger zone," park officials said. Park officials had said early Monday that the ride would be opened. But said later that the ride remained close. Sgt. Dana Piece, a Cobb police spokesman, said police were wrapping up their investigation Monday. Jenkins told police investigators that rather then re-entering through the main gate, the two decided to scale the fences, which lead directly to the ride. Ferguson was traveling with his parents and other members of the Oakley Spring Baptist Church, which was visiting the park from Columbia, S.C. His mother, Letha Ferguson, said Monday funeral arrangements had not been made.
http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/cobb..._0630_web2.html

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Hahaha great reply Gazza. The news story I heard said he was retrieving a hat from the ride area. Now that's something to loose your head over. No doubt his family will try some ridiculous law suite against the park. Bussy

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Hahaha great reply Gazza. The news story I heard said he was retrieving a hat from the ride area. Now that's something to loose your head over. No doubt his family will try some ridiculous law suite against the park. Bussy
My dad told me he was trying to get his hat as well, so I'm not sure if this is right.

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