A man fell to his death on Monday, September 14 while working on the StarFlyer ride along Orlando's International Drive tourism district.
“They were doing their daily safety inspection which is conducted every day. That’s when the accident occurred,” said Jacob Stine, the marketing manager for the attraction. “We have an ongoing investigation right now to determine exactly what happened.”
A spokesperson for OSHA confirmed to FOX 35 News that they are investigating.
Orange County Fire Rescue (OCFR) was called out the Orlando StarFlyer at 7:39 a.m. on Monday for what was described as an industrial accident. A spokesperson for OCFR told FOX 35 News the caller reported that his colleague had fallen 50 to 60 feet to an internal platform. A 911 call on the incident was released Tuesday.
The ride stands 450 feet tall and is advertised as the world’s tallest swing ride.