Mutirama Park, Goiania, Brazil. ALL RIDES DISASSEMBLED AND INSPECTED
After the accident occurred at a Twister carousel in August 2017 (see our post entitled FARTIGUE CRACKING ON A MAIN PIN, Accident in Brazil on 14th August 2017), where the central pin that held the rotating part broke down, causing it to collapse on the crowd below and injuring many people, Mutirama Park was closed without reopening date. A government inquiry then ordered a complete inspection of each carousel to be carried out before a possible re-opening could be envisaged.
Now, in view of this upcoming opening, a team of engineers has begun to completely disassemble al and every carousel, from the smallest children's carousel up to the giant Ferris wheel, inspecting each ride piece by piece and finding various components not in order or broken.
The inspection conducted was both structural, that means paying attention to the integrity of the various mechanical organs and looking for the presence of cracks, and functional, that is, judging whether the security present were sufficient or not. The latter is the case, for example, of the Ferris wheel, where safety was entrusted only to a chain resting on a pivot.
"All the bolts have been replaced," says Frank Fraga, a municipal chairman advisor.
In addition to the structural part, every electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic system has been inspected. In short, a 100% review.
This is certainly an important precedent for all the parks in Brazil and Latin America, where no expense or timed was spared to ensure the safety of the public, and certainly this decision will make history.
We remind that in a fixed park, where the rides are not continuously assembled and disassembled, the inspection of the mechanical parts is more difficult because the organs are in positions not accessible or closed inside other components. So special care must be taken to ensure the safety.
Above we propose the video in Portuguese language, along with the link to the complete article on Diario do Estado.