Busch Gardens Tampa ride attendant hurt in SkyRide fall
We're getting reports that a 20-year-old Busch Gardens Tampa
employee was hurt today when he fell 35 feet from the park's SkyRide attraction.
Maikon Bonani, 20, reportedly broke a bone in his back in the fall. Bonani is the starting kicker on the University of South Florida football team, and the team's coach confirmed the injury to the St. Pete Times newspaper.
I was there at the park. I heard someone briefly mention someone got hurt there. But I didnt take it seriously since the person who said it was laughing while they said it.
I was working as an employee at busch gardens today (so I can't release my name) but according to my supervisors, somebody's piece of clothing got caught on the skyride cars doors. and you know how the cars keep on moving...
Wow, news travels very fast.
We made a big push at the start of the summer to try to increase consumer awareness about staying safe. Looks like we need a campaign aimed at employees, trainers and managers, as well, as the three biggest incidents of the summer all have involved park workers.
And all 3 have happened in Florida, year-round parks.
Do they not have handpacks at Busch Gardens like they do at Disney?
Great question, Raymond. Any of these BGT employees have an answer?
The official word is that the clothing rumor is not accurate, BTW. He was holding on as the bucket left the station, and his clothing was not tangled.
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