THOUSAND OAKS (AP) — Two carnival workers have been hurt, one seriously, when a roller coaster being erected for a Southern California festival touched a power line.
Ventura County fire Capt. Ron Oatman says the North American Amusements employees were setting up a roller coaster Tuesday afternoon for the five-day Conejo Valley Days at Conejo Creek Park South in Thousand Oaks when the men were shocked.READ MORE: 2 Tigers At Pittsburgh Zoo Test Positive For COVID-19
The Ventura County Star says witnesses told investigators there was a popping sound and arcing, then the man either jumped or fell from the coaster. Oatman says he’s hospitalized with severe burns where electricity entered and exited his body.READ MORE: Boy Killed, Young Girl Among 2 Wounded In Wilmington Shooting
A second worker who said he was also shocked was examined at a hospital and released.
The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the incident.MORE NEWS: SoCal Gets First Rain In Weeks Tuesday
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