A 30-year-old employee of the Magical Midway Thrill Park in Orlando, Florida, died on Saturday when he fell from a ride that he was working on.
The man, who also worked as a wrestler, had been performing maintenance on the Star Flyer, which is a swing that takes riders hundreds of feet in the air at up to 55 mph, at the time of the accident.
While hooked into a harness about 90 feet above the ground, the man was apparently struck by a counter weight when the ride began to move. He then fell six feet but was caught and suspended in the air by his harness.
Some guests visiting the park say they saw the man fall and could see him bleeding.
Authorities were able to bring his body down about 45 minutes after the accident. News4Jax.com reports that he suffered severe traumatic injuries.
The ride was not open to the public when the man fell. Though the park reopened on Sunday, the Star Flyer remains closed.
The park is located at 7001 International Drive in Orlando.
The accident is being investigated by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
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