|The Vampire roller coaster at La Ronde in Montreal. (Wikimedia Commons/Eric Levasseur/HO)
MONTREAL - The Six Flags entertainment company is to blame for the death of an employee struck and killed by a roller coaster in Montreal, a report concludes.
In a rare move, Six Flags is contesting the report issued Tuesday by Quebec's workplace, health and safety commission (CSST).
The agency says La Ronde amusement park didn't properly seal off the area under its Vampire roller coaster.
A 68-year-old plumber was standing directly under the ski-lift-style ride last July 6, his back facing the vehicle.
As the ride approached him, one user lifted his legs to avoid impact but a chair struck the plumber in the back of the head at more than 80 km/h.
He was pronounced dead on scene.