The family of a Wisconsin teenager who was killed on a 2007 amusement park ride has settled their lawsuit against the operators. Elizabeth Mohl, 16, died on July 14, 2007, in a fall from a giant swing ride at Lifest 2007 when her safety harness was improperly secured. Her parents filed a wrongful death suit against Life Promotions and Air Glory Inc. The case was settled for $1 million with the payment to be made by air Glory’s insurance carrier. Apparently, Life Promotions didn’t contribute anything to the settlement. Craig Christensen, a lawyer from Appleton, represented the family. It appears that the maximum limits of the policy insuring Air Glory was for only $1 million and that the policy limits were tendered by the insurer.
The teenager fell 50 feet from a free-fall ride called the “Giant Swing” on the Lifest grounds at the Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh. It was reported that a subsequent investigation determined the fastener attaching Mohl to the harness was not properly locked into place. Also, a safety rope reportedly was not properly attached to the harness. The operator, Air Glory, was banned by the state from operating its rides in Wisconsin for one year as a result of the death.
Source: Gannett Wisconsin Media
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