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Roller coaster reopens almost two months after woman's death

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The Texas Giant is operating once again.  The roller coaster reopened Saturday after being closed since late July when a woman fell out of her seat and died.  Fox 4 spoke to people as they left Six Flags in Arlington and they all said they had heard about Rosy Esparza's accident on July 19th.  But, they all said they never thought about not riding the roller coaster.  There were long lines of people waiting to have a turn on the ride, none of them having any reservations about safety.

There are new safety measures in place for riders; like a new lap bar that fits tighter and seat belts that go around the rider's waist.  There's also a test seat right at the entrance of the Texas Giant so riders can check if they will fit the ride and to make sure the lap bar fits them properly.

Rosy Esparza's family is suing Six Flags, they say the lap bars were never meant to fit everyone of every size.  Six Flags isn't saying much because of the lawsuit, but they are saying they have done an investigation of the roller coaster right after Esparza's death and found no mechanical failure.

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