This piece in Newsweek reports on a roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highlands that reportedly has unusual number of riders sustaining fractured bones.

The piece cites this paper in Safety Science, although it attributes the report to the journal and not to the author, and just uses the paper to cite IAAPA, and doesn’t get into the actual findings reported in the paper. We received no media inquiry for comment .

Author: Kathryn Woodcock

Dr. Kathryn Woodcock is Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, teaching, researching, and consulting in the area of human factors engineering / ergonomics particularly applied to amusement rides and attractions (, and to broader occupational and public safety issues of performance, error, investigation and inspection, and to disability and accessibility.