Roller Coaster Derails Injuring Multiple People, Two Riders Fall 34 Feet

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The Florida roller coaster ride that left six people hurt has been at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk for five years, but its history is much longer than that.  The ride called the Sand Blaster opened at the park in 2013, but at that point, the "News-Journal" reports it was already more than 40-years-old.  The Boardwalk bought the ride in 2012 from a park in Delaware that closed in 2008.  Last year, the Department of Agriculture issued a stop operation order on the ride.  The "News-Journal" reported the issue was handed down after an inspection found problems with the handrails, safety cables, braces, and cracks in the support.  The report also said two seats weren't properly secured.  

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