Fall at Walt Disney World claims life of Magic Kingdom cast member
Published: August 10, 2009 at 7:26 PM
Mark Priest was a performer in the "Pirates Tutorial" show at the park, where performers lead audience members in a series of pirate tasks. Priest reportedly fell during the show on Thursday, breaking his neck.
Disney officials told the Orlando Sentinel that they had no indication that Priest's injuries were life-threatening. OSHA and the Orange Country Sheriff are now investigating.
This is the second death of a Walt Disney World cast member in an on-the-job incident this summer, following the monorail crash that claimed the life a a monorail driver last month.