Sadly, a 68-year old machinist was critically injured while testing Disneyland’s Space Mountain in early October. Christopher Monday, has been identified as the worker and was critically injured and was taken to UCI Medical Center on October 3rd where he remains in critical condition after suffering back, chest and head injuries.
State officials are investigating the accident and the investigation could take up to six months and include employees and witness interviews.
“Preliminary information that we heard was that he was struck by the vehicle … how [is] still being determined,” Ortiz said.
Suzi Brown of Disneyland Resort said that the ride did not malfunction and that “it was cleared for normal operation.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our cast member and his family,” Brown said. “On behalf of his fellow cast members, we offer our heartfelt wishes for a full and speedy recovery.”
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