Another bad accident at Space Mountain as a contractor breaks several bones


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A 37-year-old subcontractor, working for HSG Inc., fell while cleaning the Space Mountain ride at Disneyland Wednesday, breaking a leg, his right collarbone and several ribs, on Nov. 21, according to ABC News.

The worker was cleaning the roof in a bosun chair when it came loose shortly after 7 a.m., according to Anaheim Fire Marshal Jeff Lutz, according to CBS News.

The 37-year-old man was in a chair Wednesday when it came loose from an anchor.  He slid about 20 feet before coming to a halt on the lip of the large, ridged roof, according to the L.A. Times.

Make no mistake about it – this was a very serious accident.  In fact workplace accidents that result in fractures must be reported to Cal/OSHA within eight hours.  Furthermore, Disneyland must report any such incident to Cal/OSHA as the state safety agency has a special program for amusement parks – due in part to two major accidents that occurred at Disneyland a few years ago.

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