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Worker’s Death Brings Rollercoaster Safety Improvements

Following the death of a Walt Disney World rollercoaster ride attendant in November 2007, Disney has announced it is making safety improvements.

Karen Price, 63, died after being struck by a ride car on the Primeval Whirl in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, FL. She fell and struck her head.

Safety changes include installing sensor mats in restricted areas. These mats will shut down the rollercoaster should sensors become activated. The ride’s loading area is also being extended and loading and unloading zones are being marked with bold stripes.

OSHA continues to investigate Price’s death.

Bongarde Editorial

Bongarde Editorial

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