- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

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 (https://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.


Information from: The Plain Dealer, https://www.cleveland.com

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