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Raging Spirits roller coaster

The Tokyo Disney Resort has blamed a ride operator for an accident on the Raging Spirits roller coaster at Tokyo DisneySea that saw a man sustain a leg injury.

The Mainichi reports that the man attempted to climb out of one of the coaster's trains after it began to leave the station on May 28, 2012. The man's shoulder harness was reportedly not locked, leading him to fear that he could fall out of the ride during its circuit. He hurt his leg after it was dragged along the station surface, although his injuries are not thought to be serious.

The Oriental Land Company, which operates the Tokyo Disney Resort, claims that one of the ride operators on Raging Spirits failed to follow its standard safety procedures in the build-up to the incident. Initial reports suggest that the operator had temporarily unlocked the safety harnesses in order to try and secure a harness on an empty seat, resulting in the man's harness being released. The company has reportedly admitted that it failed to train the Cast Member adequately on the safety harness mechanisms.

Opened in 2005, Raging Spirits is themed around an ancient ceremonial site. It is similar in style to the Indiana Jones et le Temple Péril roller coaster at Disneyland Paris, and features a single inversion.

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