LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A maintenance supervisor for a Kentucky amusement park said workers did not follow several of the ride manufacturer's instructions for handling a cable that snapped and severed a teenager's feet last summer.

John Schmidt, the ride-maintenance manager at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom since 1999, said in a deposition in November that technicians for the theme park never performed a hands-on inspection before the accident of any of the 10 cables on the Superman Tower of Power ride.

Schmidt, 56, also said that ark technicians did not lubricate the cables monthly, and that they applied corn starch to reduce "cable slippage" from over-lubrication that they believed was coming from the ride's machinery.