Worker rushed to hospital after he was pinned in carnival ride at Waterford Lakes
Police and fire crews responded to the scene
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Orange County Fire Rescue said a man was transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center after he was pinned in the Claw carnival ride at Waterford Lakes.
General Manager of the Waterford Lakes Town Center Lynda Glinski said the worker fell from a ladder while conducting a pre-operative check of the ride.
“The safety of our guests, retailers, and employees is our top priority," Glinski said.
Video shows several police crews and fire crews responded to the scene.
#IndustrialAccident: OCFRD transported one adult/male patient to ORMC as trauma alert after responding to 655 N Alafaya Trail with reports that worker was trapped/pinned in carnival ride. Worker freed prior to arrival. OSHA contacted— OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) December 6, 2019
Fire crews said the worker was freed from the ride before they arrived at the scene.
The carnival rides are part of Santa’s Winter Wonderland Village at the Town Center. The carnival is scheduled to run until Dec. 31.
Investigators said he was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The ride opened later in the night on Friday.
This is a developing story. We will update this story as more information becomes available.
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