Disney's Animal Kingdom maintenance worker dies from head injury working on Primeval Whirl

Posted Monday, March 14, 2011 2:00 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A Disney worker injured Sunday while repairing the Primeval Whirl roller coaster died early today, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The worker, identified as 52-year-old Russell Sherry Roscoe of Webster, suffered head injuries Sunday and was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center, according to the sheriff's office. He died there this morning.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

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Monday, March 14, 2011 2:02 PM

I just don't understand how this kind of thing happens, ever. What is it about their maintenance procedures that allow this to happen, twice now? I would first assume that a worker would not be anywhere but a brake run during maintenance testing, and that you would not be permitted to move around the ride otherwise if the lift is engaged.

Very sad. It shouldn't happen ever.

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Monday, March 14, 2011 6:41 PM

I know that the procedures are present, I've seen them in print. Right at this moment my gut tells me that it's simply a case of them not being followed.

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