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Worker Seriously Hurt While Trying To Fix Six Flags Ride

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VALENCIA (CBS) — A technician working to fix a malfunction on a roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain suffered a six-inch gash to his left arm when the ride moved unexpectedly.

The victim, described as a man in his 30s, was taken to a nearby hospital after being treated on scene after the accident which occurred at 9:38 p.m. Friday.

A viewer called CBS2 and KCAL9 to report the mechanical issue on “Tatsu.” The malfunction reportedly caused the ride to be stuck upside down for quite a while.

The ride has been shut down while an investigation continues, but the park remains open.

No other injuries were reported.

Calls to Magic Mountain officials have not yet been returned.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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