By AT Staff | April 2, 2014
Statement from the Laskaris family, Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks owners:
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — Our hearts and prayers go out to Mr. Theisen and his family during this difficult time.
Mt. Olympus has cooperated fully with State Department of Safety and Professional Services investigators in an effort to determine the root cause of the March 6 incident. Our engineers and safety experts concur with the state’s conclusion that Mt. Olympus properly assembled and installed the lap bar on the ride. However, other findings regarding weight limitations, bulletins and the inspection of lap bars are inconsistent with what our internal investigators found.
The important fact is the ride is permanently closed and will be removed from the park. No fines have been issued.
We will continue our own internal investigation into all aspects of the ride, including whether parts supplied by the manufacturer met specifications.
Mt. Olympus is a family-owned business that prides itself on providing high-quality family recreation and entertainment in a safe environment. This is the first time in our history an incident of this type has occurred at Mt. Olympus. Guest safety is a paramount goal at Mt. Olympus. We conduct strict daily inspections and regular maintenance of our rides, and all employees operating rides complete extensive operator training.