Safety inspector plunges to death from StarFlyer tourist attraction in Orlando

Elias Hubbard
September 16, 2020

Jacob David Kaminsky was conducting a routine safety check on Monday morning when he fell from halfway up the 450-foot-tall ride, advertised as the world's tallest.

A worker is dead after falling from the StarFlyer attraction in Orlando, officials said.

Firefighters were called to the scene around 7:40 a.m. after a 911 caller reported that a worker had fallen about 50 to 60 feet onto an elevated platform, according to Orange County Fire and Rescue.

"It's a shock. [We are] saddened by it". According to the description on the attraction's official site, StarFlyer has no age limit and no weight limit, and the minimum height required to go on the ride is just 44 inches.

The Director of Sales and Marketing for the attraction, John Stein, told FOX 35 that the ride does undergo maintenance and a safety inspection daily. "It's extremely sad. But we're holding up and supporting each other", he added.

The StarFlyer ride opened at the Orlando theme park in 2018, where it is billed as "sky high safety" combined with "450-feet thrills".

The ride, located in Orlando's ICON Park, has been closed until further notice, WKMG News 6 reported.

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