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Movie World roller-coaster remains closed as investigation continues

A Movie World roller-coaster remains closed after 20 people were left stranded when the ride stopped on Wednesday.The Arkham Asylum Coaster stopped just before midday and left thrillseekers dangling in their seats for more than an hour as emergency services worked to free them from the ride.
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No-one was injured during the stranding and they were all in "good spirits" when they came down, according to Queensland Ambulance Service operations supervisor Paul Young.A statement issued by Movie World on Wednesday afternoon indicated the ride had stopped due to a mechanical issue with the chain. SHARE
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The fault on the Movie World ride comes after a safety blitz on theme parks in Queensland. The fault on the Movie World ride comes after a safety blitz on theme parks in Queensland. Photo: Kar-Lee Ann/Facebook The ride remains closed as Workplace Health and Safety Queensland investigators work to determine whether the mechanical issue or the ride's safety mechanism had caused the ride to stop.Workplace safety investigators completed a full audit of Movie World's rides in November, with all 16 rides cleared.The audit was part of a month-long safety blitz ordered by the Queensland government for theme parks following the Dreamworld tragedy that claimed the lives of four people.Stay informed. Like Brisbane Times on Facebook