Report: Kings Island knew about 'Son of Beast' safety issues

Posted by Carl Bohart - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - An engineer with the Department of Agriculture says he reported flaws in the construction of the "Son of Beast" roller coaster, and Kings Island owners did not make sufficient repairs.  Rick Schmizze investigated the ride after 26 people were injured in 2006, and found structural problems that put riders' safety at risk.

The "Son of Beast" has been closed since June after another reported injury on the ride.

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