The owners of M&D’s theme park today revealed that the Tsunami ride was closed due to a “minor electrical fault” the day before it derailed.
But the attraction was operational when the park opened at 11am on June 26.
And Douglas Taylor, director of M&D’s theme park, claimed that “each and every ride within the park is safety checked on a daily basis”.
In a statement, he said: “Our thoughts are with the people who have been injured and their families. We hope everyone makes a full recovery.
“We’re cooperating fully with the joint HSE and Police Scotland investigation.
“It would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of the accident until the investigation is complete.
“Each and every ride within the theme park is safety checked on a daily basis and undergoes a thorough independent inspection every 12 months.
“Tsunami had its annual independent safety inspection in early June.
“My brother Matthew and I have been in business together for 50 years and this is the first incident of this type that we’ve ever been involved in.
“We are devastated as both a family and a business, and our heart goes out to everone who has been affected by this accident.
“I would like to pay tribute to everyone who was on the scene, from our own staff to members of the public and, of course, the emergency services for their incredible response.”