A FLORIDA amusement park worker has died after plunging at least 200 feet while performing a daily safety check on a ride.
Jacob David Kaminsky was nearly halfway up the 450-foot StarFlyer ride at ICON Park in Orlando when he reportedly fell to the bottom platform on Monday.
The 21-year-old was climbing the tower at the attraction on International Drive before he suddenly fell at around 7:40am, Orange County Fire Rescue officials told WKMG.
He was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The StarFlyer is dubbed the world’s tallest swing ride, according to the news station.
Ride officials told WKMG they’re cooperating with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and local deputies in the investigation.
They said their hearts and prayers go out to Kaminsky’s grief-stricken family and 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,” said StarFlyer’s Director of Marketing and Sales John Stine.
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The ride has been closed until further notice.
Safety inspection records from the Florida Department of Agriculture obtained by WKMG show no history of prior violations for the swing.
But officials said there was a 2018 communication issue involving a seat release, which was later fixed.