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Injured Disneyland Worker Still Critical After Space Mountain Accident

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ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — A Disneyland worker remains hospitalized in critical condition after he was struck by a Space Mountain roller coaster.

The 68-year-old machinist was working on the attraction after park hours on Oct. 3 when he was accidentally struck by one of the ride vehicles, which can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, park officials said.

He suffered head, chest and back injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our cast member and his family. On behalf of his fellow cast members, we offer our heartfelt wishes for a full and speedy recovery,” Disneyland Resort spokeswoman Suzi Brown said.

According to Brown, the ride didn’t malfunction and was back in operation the next day.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health and local authorities are investigating the accident.

 

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