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An investigation in the Smiler crash at Alton Towers has found that it was the result of human error.
The investigation found that a manual override of the safety control system was done without the appropriate protocols being followed.
Alton Towers say the investigation also identified areas where protocols and the training of employees should be improved. There were found to be no technical or mechanical problems with the ride itself.
Four people were seriously injured in June when a carriage carrying 16 people slammed into an empty one.
Alton Towers says that it continues to provide help and support to all of those who were on the ride when the crash happened.
We have taken full responsibility for the incident and continue to co-operate with the on-going Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation. We are confident that lessons have been learned and that appropriate action has been taken to address all the issues raised by our investigation and we believe our core conclusions will be in line with the HSE findings.
Snowfall has been falling in parts of the Midlands this evening, with wintry showers forecast to continue through the weekend.
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