UPDATED: Worker struck by Casino Pier's Star Jet, dies in hospital

Posted Thursday, July 17, 2008 12:47 PM | Contributed by Headchopper

(Originally posted Monday, July 14, 2008 3:47 PM EDT) A ride operator was on life support after being struck by a roller coaster last night in Seaside Heights. The accident happened at the Star Jet ride at the Casino Pier. The employee, Stanislav Nikolaev Draganev, 21, hails from Tleven, Bulgaria, and was in the United States on a work visa. He was trying to retrieve a lost hat.

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UPDATE: Jersey Shore University Medical Center confirmed today that the 21-year-old Bulgarian exchange student critically injured Sunday evening by a boardwalk roller-coaster car had died.

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