An employee at Santa Claus Village theme park in Jefferson, New Hampshire, was seriously injured during a ride on Saturday, officials said.
According to a preliminary survey conducted by New Hampshire Department of Security, the 51-year-old suddenly fell off a platform as the roller coaster was in motion at the Christmas-themed amusement park. He was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The man’s name has not been released and authorities have not said which route he was injured on.
Park employees contacted the state fire marshal’s office regarding the incident and the worker’s injuries. Safety of trams and rides Investigators responded to the park at 528 Presidential Highway to inspect the ride and continue their investigation into what happened, officials said.
The circumstances that led to the employee’s injuries are still under investigation.
All mechanical rides in the state of New Hampshire must be inspected by the Division of Fire Safety at least once a year and registered before being put into service, according to a press release from the state Department of Safety. Each mechanical ride that passes inspection also receives a registration sticker, which must be affixed to the ride and visible to the public.
Officials did not say when the ride in question was last inspected or checked in.
The park is a popular destination for families and features a number of popular rides including the Skyway Sleigh, Chimney Drop and Yule Log Flume.
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