A 21-year-old amusement park worker at the “world’s tallest swing ride” fell to his death.
The incident happened at the StarFlyer attraction at ICON Park in the tourist district of Orlando, Florida
Jacob David Kaminsky was conducting a routine safety check on the StarFlyer attraction when he fell.
After climbing halfway up the tower of the 450ft ride, he suddenly fell 200ft to the bottom platform below.
The news was confirmed by the Orange County Fire Rescue.
Kaminsky was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Centre, where he was pronounced dead.
The StarFlyer has been closed.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and deputies have launched an investigation into the death of the man.
John Stine, Director of Marketing and Sales for the StarFlyer, said that their hearts and prayers are with the family of the victim and his co workers.
It’s a shock and we’re saddened by it. Anytime there is an injury or something of this nature, it’s extremely sad.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and co-workers of the 21-year-old victim, may his soul rest in peace.