Worker killed at Lake Compounce (UPDATED)

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2001 4:21 AM | Contributed by ioaddict33

A worker was struck by the Boulder Dash roller this morning during early test runs. Exactly how it happened has not been determined yet.

Read the story from The Hartford Courant.

5:45 p.m., 6/13 UPDATE: A preliminary report from a source that did not wish to be identified said that the worker was a seasonal groundskeeper. The man was allegedly wearing hearing protection as required because he was using a weed trimmer. The source speculates that the ride crew began testing the ride without knowing the worker was near the course, saying that normally there are procedures that prevent operation of the lift when people are out near the course. Again, this is not from official sources.

8:21 a.m., 6/14 UPDATE: Official details and information can be found today from The Hartford Courant.

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