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.

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Comments (7)
  1. Timothy McGarry says:

    Alky-haul related?

  2. Chris says:

    I was actually there since I was a student. It was the mechanic who got his arm stuck in the machine.

  3. Sean W says:

    damn dude my friends ran up to me that said sombody died and another got their armm cut off… this seems to be much much better news.. scary thoughts I can tell you damn man but other than that GRad night was fun 😀

  4. Dallas Alvey says:

    For the record there’s no way the ride to get stuck upside down considering it doesn’t go upside down. What probably happened was the train was stuck in the flying position in the station. Maintenance then came to fix it then it suddenly moved from flying position into the unload position and somehow the maintenance guy got cut. This shouldn’t be a news story yeah it sucks the guy got hurt but your reporting it like someone died. what’s your next story going to be, someone threw up on Superman.

  5. Dalton says:

    I was their for GRAD NIGHT and my friends told me that a guys arm was dislocated and a really big gash in his arm.

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