Going to Universal Studios is something that many people equate with a good time. People go there to ride on rides, laugh and have fun. Some of the rides the park offers are thrill rides, which are rides that have marked risks associated with them. Before opening rides to the public, the operators have a duty to make sure that the rides are in good repair. They have a duty to make sure that nothing is going to happen to cause the riders injury. Right on the heels of the story out of California dealing with the tree falling on the roller coaster track and injuring some riders after the coaster derailed comes a story out of Florida about the Rip Ride Rockit coaster. A technical problem led to the ride having to be stopped on a lift. The first lift, which is almost vertical, is where the riders were stopped.
When you go to a campground, you expect that the equipment on the property will be properly inspected, cared for and maintained. Sadly, there are some incidents in which that isn't the case. Equipment can sometimes fail without any known cause, but in some cases, improper care is to blame. A recent accident at the Teen Missions campground in Florida sent at least a dozen people to the hospital.