Six Flags over Georgia inspected after Texas roller coaster death

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AUSTELL, Ga-- After a woman was killed riding the Texas Giant Roller, state fire marshals conducted an early safety inspection at Six Flags Over Georgia Monday. 

Under Georgia law, all amusement parks and carnivals must pass yearly inspections. 

READ| Full Six Flags over Georgia inspection report 

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The park in Austell had just passed inspection in March. The return visit today was prompted by the Friday death of Rosy Esparza at Six Flags Over Texas. Witnesses say she fell off the ride when it made a sudden maneuver. 

Because of that, Georgia inspectors paid close attention to lap restraints on all fifteen roller coasters. All rides passed the inspection. 

Six Flags Over Georgia released as statement on Monday afternoon concerning ride safety: 

"The safety of our guests and employees is our top priority. We invest the greatest amount of resources in our safety and maintenance programs. In addition to our daily inspections, all of our rides are inspected at least annually by a third party independent ride consulting firm, by state ride inspectors, by insurance inspectors, by Corporate Engineers and by Corporate Safety experts. All of our ride operations meet or exceed manufacturer and ASTM standards."

"We have no details to share about the accident at Six Flags Over Texas. Six Flags Over Georgia does not have a ride similar to the one in Texas and our operation will not be affected."

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