Boy killed in rotatin restaurant.!!!

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  1. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    This really was predictable

    There was a very obvious pinch point

    Between the rotating floor and the fixed outer wall

    Pinch points are a very well known safety hazard

    Most are small in size and involve hands

    However they range in size and variety

    A vehicle which is to high going, or trying to go, under a low bridge is a pinch point

    Solution is to place signs and a height tester some distance prior to the bridge giving the vehicle time to stop

    However many a monitoring highway camera catches failures of signs and height testers

    If frequently occurring the options are to raise hight of bridge

    Or place a hight tester some distance prior to the bridge which diverts the truck away to another route

    From information I have read on this thread it does appear the tables were placed to close to the outer wall and as a compounding factor fixed to the floor

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  3. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Thers pinch ponts between the square tables an the big round poles... an also behind the rounded-back booths an the wall.!!!
    Those brown vertical "decorative/support" strips on the wall behind the booths prolly protrude enuff to increase the danger of a head bein grabbed.!!!
    A simple barrier-wall conected between the backs of the two booths woud have kept a head from gettin stuck.!!!

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  5. birch Valued Senior Member

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    that's the scientific method sans the 'nobody ever predicts' and 'surprises'.
     
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  7. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    As I understand your post the narrow section with the tables is the rotating section?

    As I noted in a previous post my only experience with rotating restaurants was when I took a lady to dinner at one in Brisbane

    It was reasonably new at the time and a novelty

    As I recall the WHOLE floor rotated with the exception of a reasonably small island in the middle serving as the entrance

    Can't recall any outer rotating part to the floor and that might be because (may be mymemory is faulty here) the WHOLE floor rotating included the outer windows

    With only the photo to judge by I am very surprised such a configuration got passed the design stage let alone constructed and passed inspection for safe operation

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  8. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds like the boy got stuck at an entrance/exit leadin from the center part (that dont rotate) to the outer part wit the tables that does rotate.!!!
    I havent seen any pics yet that show an entrance/exit like that.!!!

     
  9. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Heres a pic that shows a path from the center part past the booths which are on the rotatin part.!!!

    Looks like they didnt even cover the pinch pont on the floor between the static part an the rotatin part.!!!

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  10. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Update:::

    Family of 5-year-old boy crushed in rotating Atlanta restaurant files lawsuit

    The suit alleges the restaurant, as well as the hotel and others, were negligent in failing to address a "longstanding safety hazard" that led to Holt's death.

    The suit also alleges there were no protections to stop children from getting trapped at a "pinch point" and that no emergency stop mechanism was in place to quickly stop the rotation should an emergency arise.
    "The control box that controlled the rotation of the platform was mounted against the ceiling in in a separate room away from the pinch point."

    The Holts also dispute initial reports from Atlanta Police that the boy had wandered off from their table while they were having lunch.
    The suit says the family was leaving the restaurant together, after paying for their meal, and the child was a few steps in front of his parents when he became trapped. "Charlie's parents were only a few feet behind him and immediately went to help him," the suit says.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/19/us/atlanta-sun-dial-death-lawsuit/index.html
     
  11. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I think it would be possible to kill a five-year-old with a revolving door. I've always hated the things, though for claustrophobic reasons rather than safety.
     
  12. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    First few times i went thru revolvin doors as a youngster i felt anxious as if the door behind me might catch my heels.!!!
     
  13. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Well frankly, I've gotten my arm jammed in one of these revolving turnstiles twice (same one both times).

    And I'm rather embarrassed to confess that, at the time of the second incident, I was a grown-ass man.

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  14. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Back to revolving doors ... one time I was leaving a workplace, and was talking to someone as I entered the revolving door. And you know how sometimes you just get caught up in rituals of whatever? I sort of shook my head and gestured for the benefit of my friend, who was walking behind me, and in doing so lost track of where I was, thus walking into the glass cylinder around the door, jamming my eyeglasses such to open a cut above my left eyebrow on the hinge.

    Hadn't even smoked my after-work bowl, yet.

    Holy shit, that was, like, twenty years ago.
     

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