Disney worker injured on ride platform
November 29, 2007
BAY LAKE - A Walt Disney World employee remained hospitalized Wednesday after falling from a ride platform Saturday at Animal Kingdom.
The female employee was hit by a moving car on Primeval Whirl, a roller-coaster-like ride, and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, said Jacquee Polak, Disney spokeswoman.
Polak did not release the worker's name or age.
The woman was working as a ride attendant and moved into an area on the ride platform that is prohibited while the ride is moving, Polak said. She fell and hit her head after being hit by the moving ride.
The victim's family contacted Disney officials Wednesday and said the woman's condition had worsened, Polak said.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating and the Orange County Sheriff's Office was notified of the incident, Polak said. A sheriff's spokesman said he could not find a report of the incident Wednesday night.
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