Cast member killed at Disney World*
I've received multiple reports that a Disney World cast member was injured last weekend on the Primeval Whirl
coaster at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The employee was standing in an area off-limits to guests when she was struck by a moving car, knocking her off a platform. The woman, whose age I've not yet been able to track down, struck her head.
Disney did not report the accident to Florida's OSHA department until last night, when reports say the employee took a turn for the worse.
* Update: The cast member, who was in her 60s, died Thursday night, the Orlando Sentinel confirms.
Unfortunatly, she didnt make it...
Strange! Though Disney should have told the authorities a little earlier. She must have taken a drastic turn for the worst!
The story is no longer up on News 6's site. Interesting...
NOW they're saying that they can't confirm she died!
try this link for an update.
Still, I sounds freaky! If I am not mistaken, there is a similar death in the accidents section about somebody getting struck by a roller coaster (a worker)
There have been several examples of park employees being struck, and, yes, killed, when standing in restricted areas while coasters were running.
That really sucks…. I feel badly for her family…
Lock Out Tag Out. Seems pretty simple. No energizing the ride while employees are in the restricted area. It's a shame someone was injured, but it has to be due to someone not following procedures.
I really feel bad for the family...my prayers are with them. I just hope others use this situation and learn to stay out of restricted areas during ride operation. Its a real tragedy.
Oh my God! We just returned from Disney world. We were at the animal kingdom on Wed. the 21st. We came home Monday the 26th after spending 2weeks there. I heard nothing about this while there. How sad. The employees of Disney are always so nice. She could have put us on that ride. I just rode it with my kids twice last week! you just never know. Live every day like it was your last.
On Thursday, an elderly man slipped and fell in the Magic Kingdom and later passed away. What a terrible week it was.
On the eldery who slipped coming out of a restaurant, anyone know which one? They have never really said "where" it happened other than at Disney....
If you want to see the obit for the older woman that got killed go to www.timesreporter.com. It is in the newspaper today.
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