Over the weekend, yet another Disney employee was injured on the job. The accident happened at the Tomorrowland Speedway at Magic Kingdom, and occurred when the employee was struck by a guest driving one of the ride vehicles. Bo Jones, of the Reedy Creek Fire Department, said that the employee sustained leg injuries when he stepped in front of one of the vehicles on the ride’s track.
The attraction was briefly closed while Orange County Deputies investigated. The Disney employee was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center, with non-life-threatening injuries. I blogged last month about the death of three Disney employees over the summer. This unfortunate accident is yet another in a string of injuries suffered by Disney employees. Just last month another Disney employee was injured while on the job. Unfortunately, OSHA is not doing enough to make sure that Disney employees are safe on the job.