SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Sandusky’s Cedar Point amusement park won’t make changes to fence heights, posted signs or any other safety procedures following a death at the park last summer.
The Plain Dealer reports (http://bit.ly/1oHlqTu ) the decision was made in response to the August 2015 death of 45-year-old James Young, who was killed after he was struck by a roller coaster train while attempting to retrieve a cellphone lost on the ride.
Officials say the East Canton resident ignored warning signs posted on fences surrounding “The Raptor” and entered a restricted area before his death.
General Manager Jason McClure says Cedar Point goes beyond state law and industry standards for fence heights.
A state Department of Agriculture spokesman says the department has not made any recommendations to the park regarding fence heights or signage.