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Worker Fatally Injured at Orlando Theme Park

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on July 4, 2011

A worker at Orlando amusement park Magical Midway was mortally injured while on the job at the park recently. Accident investigators report that the 20-year-old victim was performing maintenance on a ride called the Star Flyer at the attraction at 7001 International Drive on Saturday, July 4. Problems began when the worker got stuck and subsequently lost his grip on the ride. When Orange County Fire and Rescue emergency responders arrived at the scene a few minutes later, they found the man dangling from his safety harness more than 50 feet in the air. Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham is concerned about the rash of Orlando area amusement park accidents recently. He would like to remind anyone who works or visits any of the many Orlando area amusement parks to exercise extra care and speak up if you see a potentially dangerous situation.

Accident investigators say the man fell while working on the ride and struck several wooden beams before being caught by his safety harness. The park was open when the accident occurred and witnesses watched in horror as the man hung suspended from his harness until rescue personnel arrived. Witnesses said that they could see the 30-year-old worker had suffered significant head and leg trauma and was unconscious while hanging in the air. Park employees cleared park visitors from the area to allow emergency responders to rescue the man. Rescue personnel successfully lowered the man to take him to an area hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival from severe head trauma. The amusement park was closed for the rest of the day on Saturday while an investigation was conducted into the fatal accident. Magical Midway was open for business the next day, but the Star Flyer ride remained shut down.

Have you or a close family member been injured in an Orlando amusement park accident? If so, you need an Orlando personal injury lawyer with a proven record of success in these cases to help you receive the fair and just compensation you deserve. James O. Cunningham has been helping injured people since 1977 and has built successful cases for countless amusement park accident victims. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with him to learn more about your rights and legal options and receive answers to your questions, call him today at 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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