Man Falls From Roller Coaster Platform, Seriously Injured

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Santa's Village

Credit: Santa's Village

An employee at a popular theme park recently suffered serious injuries following a reported accident.

No matter what theme park you visit– whether it be a Disney Park at Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort, or if be another across the country like Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Florida, Six Flags, Lost Island Theme Park, Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, Cedar Point, or any other– employees are the lifeblood that make any visit magical.

Santa's Village
Credit: Santa’s Village

As reported by NBC Boston, an employee at Santa’s Village in Jefferson, New Hampshire recently fell from a platform on a roller coaster.

The 51-year-old man reportedly suffered “serious injuries” and was taken to the hospital. His name or the specific attraction in which the incident occurred has not been released. The incident is under further investigation and no other information has been given at this time.

This isn’t the first accident to happen involving an employee at a theme park this year. As a matter of fact, just last month an employee at Silver Dollar City in Tennessee died after an incident occurred on a roller coaster, and earlier this year, a man fell to his death while working on a Ferris Wheel at an amusement park in New Jersey.

Silver Dollar City
Credit: Silver Dollar City

Santa’s Village includes several popular attractions, including The Antique Cars, Reindeer Carousel, Santa’s Express Train, Skyway Sleigh, Great Humbug Adventure, Christmas Ferris Wheel, Poogee’s Spin Out Coaster, Rudy’s Rapid Transit Coaster, Bumper Cars, Chimney Drop, Yule Log Flume, and Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree swing ride, which are all scheduled for full daily operations.  Some rides such as the Himalaya, Little Drummer Boy, Little Elf Flying School, Pixie Mix, Hot Shots Fire Brigade, and S.S. Peppermint Twist may each open only for portions of some days.  The Red Hot Racers raft ride and You Tubing tube ride schedules can be variable.

Inside the Magic will continue to update this investigation as new information is released.

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