Amusement Park Accidents | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
Within recent weeks, an alarming number of roller coasters and other amusement park rides from across the country have suffered major mechanical malfunctions, typically causing minor inconveniences for riders. The scenario was considerably different in Kissimmee last Thursday when a 6-year-old child was severely injured after falling from the Galaxy Spin ride at Fun Spot America.
Tragedy struck a small Orlando theme park Thursday evening when a 14-year-old boy suffered fatal injuries after he fell several feet from one of the world’s tallest drop tower rides at ICON Park located within the city’s popular tourist district.
An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the death of an employee who fell while working on maintaining the popular StarFlyer attraction within the tourist district of the City of Orlando. Reports from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office suggested that the incident took place on the morning of Monday, September 14th, while the individual, a 21-year-old, was performing routine maintenance on the machine.
According to preliminary accident reports from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and local news outlets, on Monday, September 14th, 2020, a maintenance worker was fatally injured after he fell over 200 feet while performing a daily safety check on Orlando’s popular StarFlyer tourist attraction.
It has only been a month since Disney World executives reopened “The Happiest Place on Earth” and welcomed back long-awaited visitors & vacationers since the coronavirus pandemic forced the park’s closure back in March. Unfortunately, the theme park had another setback over the weekend when one of its most popular water rides suffered a minor malfunction which sent riders scrambling to find safety.
Guests heading to Disney World this week will have a chance to ride on the reopened Skyliner gondolas, over a week after they were closed following a mishap that resulted in a number of park guests being stuck inside the gondola cars for several hours. Reports from the park are vague and relatively unhelpful, however firefighters from Orlando were on-hand to assist in the rescue of the trapped individuals and were able to offer additional information regarding the incident.
Spokespeople for the Orange County Fire Rescue released a statement last week relating to an accident that took place at Walt Disney World to a contractor who was employed performing either maintenance or construction at the popular tourist attraction when the accident took place.
It was early in March that a fatal incident happened to a worker who was in the process of trying to load a cherry picker into the back of a pickup truck while on the property of Epcot, the popular Disney tourist spot. The investigation into the incident remains ongoing, however recent findings suggest that the individual who died was not wearing the proper safety features when the fatal industrial accident occurred.
In what was suppose to be the vacation of a lifetime for the Perez family to the “Happiest Place on Earth”, quickly took a turn for the worse after their 11-year-old was involved in a horrible foot & leg crush injury accident at Universal Studios in Orlando earlier this year.
Walt Disney World is once again at the center of a murky incident that resulted in the death of one of their employees. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, an emergency call was placed somewhere around 9:15 in the morning that directed them to 1153 Century Drive, close to Pop Century Resort. The reports did not indicate what the caller told the dispatcher, and it is not clear just what the responding officers and medical teams believed they were responding to.