Norwalk mom testifies at joint committee hearing on amusement park safety

A Norwalk woman, who has been on a mission since her son died to raise awareness on the shortcomings at amusement parks, testified Thursday at a Senate committee hearing.Elayne Cassara lost her 7-year-old

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Mar 10, 2006, 1:05 PM

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Norwalk mom testifies at joint committee hearing on amusement park safety
A Norwalk woman, who has been on a mission since her son died to raise awareness on the shortcomings at amusement parks, testified Thursday at a Senate committee hearing.Elayne Cassara lost her 7-year-old son Jon-Kely Cassara on August 3 when he slipped underneath two conveyor belts on the Ye Old Mill ride at Rye Playland in Westchester. During her testimony before the New York State Senate at a joint committee hearing, Cassara called for requiring parks to provide parents with detailed information about rides and have higher standards for staff training and surveillance.A Playland spokesman said at the hearing that safety is an evolving process and improvements have been made since the accident.
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