He did run the other train. They’re supposedly exactly the same. I can’t explain away or give a rationale or reason why he did what he did.
The inspector had served for 20 years before his termination. He was one of seven ride inspectors in the LLR.
Templeton said the seven inspectors were all behind on their certification when she took over the agency in January. The terminated inspector had passed his original certification, but had not kept his continuing education current. Templeton said a re-certification class was scheduled for April even before Saturday’s accident.
An investigation is still ongoing and officials have not determined if the dead battery played a role in the accident. LLR says it will temporarily shut down two similar train rides in Greenville and Simpsonville until the investigation is completed.