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40-foot tree fell on Six Flags roller coaster, official says
40-foot tree fell on Six Flags roller coaster, official says

California safety inspectors are investigating what caused the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain to derail on Monday, stranding riders for hours. Park officials and witnesses described seeing a large branch fall across the tracks at about 6 p.m., causing the partial derailment, but a spokesman for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Peter Melton, said Tuesday that an entire tree -- estimated at around 40 feet high -- had actually fallen. Magic Mountain has shut down the ride and is investigating the incident along with Cal/OHSA. "They’re trying to find the problem and get the ride back up," Melton said. The 22 people on the ride were safely...

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