Teacher thrown toy at Mirabilandia amusement park dies, after more than four months in hospital | Pernambuco

Teacher thrown toy at Mirabilandia amusement park dies, after more than four months in hospital | Pernambuco
Teacher thrown toy at Mirabilandia amusement park dies, after more than four months in hospital | Pernambuco
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1 of 1 Dávine Muniz Cordeiro, 34 years old, English teacher thrown with a toy at Mirabilandia — Photo: Personal archive
Dávine Muniz Cordeiro, 34 years old, English teacher thrown with a toy at Mirabilandia — Photo: Personal archive

According to the family, Dávine died at 6:04 am, and the hospital report indicated severe head trauma as the cause of death. The wake and burial will take place at the Parque das Flores Cemetery, in the Curado neighborhood, in the West Zone of Recife, but the day and time were not announced until the last update of this report.

“The management and everyone who makes Mirabilandia regret the loss of Dávine Muniz, sympathizing with the family. Few words can represent comfort at this time, especially for those who always seek to offer moments of entertainment and joy. May it be received with all honors in your passage of this plan of ours”, declared the amusement park, in a statement.

Questioned by TV Globo If Dávine’s death causes any change in the accident investigation process, the Civil Police reported that “the case remains under investigation” and more information “will be passed on after the police investigation is concluded.”

Dávine’s accident was marked by legal imbroglios between her family and the Mirabilandia administration. The last one was about the need for the teacher to be discharged from Hospital São Marcos, in Recife, where she was previously hospitalized, and to be placed in home care.

Dávine’s family stated that the renovations needed to install the equipment cost R$50,000 to R$60,000 and that they were waiting for the park to cover the renovation costs.

According to Mirabilandia’s lawyer, Ernesto Cavalcanti, Hospital São Marcos suggested that the home care was for Dávine’s health plan, but the family didn’t accept it because they wanted the home care particular. The park’s management said it would continue “funding all of Dávine’s assistance and fulfilling its responsibilities for her treatment.”

Mirabilandia toy chair comes off in the air and a person is thrown

  • On September 22, 2023, English teacher Dávine Muniz Cordeiro, aged 34, was seriously injured after the swing she was on came loose from a toy that was spinning in the air at high speed, at Mirabilandia, in Olinda.
  • Images sent to WhatsApp from TV Globo they show the swing rotating and the sound of the impact of the chair as it falls to the floor of the amusement park. With the fall, two teenagers who were in line for the ride were hit and injured.
  • On the same day, Mirabilandia was closed by the State Coordination for Consumer Protection and Defense (Procon) and by inspectors from the Pernambuco Regional Engineering and Agronomy Council (Crea), who carried out an inspection of the site;
  • On the day of the accident, Dávine was taken to Hospital da Restauração, in Recife, with traumatic brain injury and injuries to several parts of her body;
  • Since then, her relatives had been negotiating with the park to transfer her to a private hospital, but the park refused to pay for her hospitalization on the grounds that she had health insurance;
  • The dispute ended up at the Court of Justice of Pernambuco (TJPE), which ordered the park to pay for the hospitalization, under penalty of a daily fine of R$5,000 in case of non-compliance.
  • On October 3, Dávine was transferred to the ICU of Hospital São Marcos, a private health unit;
  • According to an analysis by the Criminalistics Institute carried out in November, the structure broke due to corrosion of the chain links that supported the chair.
  • Parque Mirabilandia reopened 40 days after the closure, on November 2, after following the demands of Procon and Crea, such as the implementation of a maintenance plan for toys and equipment;
  • In December 2023, Dávine was breathing without the help of equipment, but was unable to speak or move parts of his body. The park’s lawyer said that São Marcos Hospital advised that it was not necessary for Dávine to remain hospitalized, as there was a risk of her contracting a hospital infection if she remained in the unit.
  • According to the family, the house where Dávine lived with his parents, which is on the 1st floor, needed to be adapted to receive the home careand the family was waiting for the park to pay for the renovation.
  • On January 11, 2024, Dávine was transferred to Hapvida Ilha do Leite Hospital, which belongs to the patient’s health plan;
  • Until then, the teacher’s medical treatment was paid for by Mirabilandia, which reached an agreement with her family. According to lawyers representing Dávine’s family, the agreement has a confidentiality clause and, therefore, no details were disclosed.

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