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Amusement Park Death Leads to Safety Changes

The death of 17-year-old Asia LeeShawn Ferguson at a Six Flags has forced the amusement park to make safety changes. Ferguson died on Saturday after he entered a restricted area under a roller coaster that was in motion; he was decapitated and died at the amusement park. While the ride already reopened, State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond has told the park to make its restricted area warning signs bigger, put more of them up, and include the words “extreme danger” on them. These changes must be made within 10 days. This forced change may imply that the amusement park had some fault in the incident, which could affect whether Ferguson’s family will seek to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Read more about the new safety requirements here.