Seatbelt not secured around 6-year-old who died falling from adventure park ride

A 6-year-old girl who fell 100 feet to her death from a mineshaft-themed ride at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Colorado was not properly secured in the ride, report investigators.

Investigators found the girl, Wongel Estifanos, was sitting on the two seatbelts instead of wearing them across her lap, and the ride's two newly hired operators never noticed even though they made seatbelt checks. An alarm system warned of a problem, but the two workers weren't trained well enough to know what to do about it, so one of them reset the system and sent the ride on its way, investigators with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment's division of oil and public safety found.

New staff weren't trained how to interpret the seatbelt alarm, but they were trained how to override it.