Disneyland accident

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ANAHEIM (CNS) – State officials are probing what caused an accident at Disneyland that led to the hospitalization of a machinist working on a ride at the Anaheim theme park.

The 68-year-old machinist was testing a vehicle that had been rehabilitated on the Space Mountain attraction when the accident happened on Oct. 3 about 9:45 p.m., said Erika Monterroza of the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health, known as Cal/OSHA.

The man, whose name was not released, suffered back, chest and head injuries when the vehicle struck him, Monterroza said.

Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown said the employee remains hospitalized at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, but she declined to release his condition.

Cal OSHA investigators can take up to six months to review what happened, but on average such investigations usually take three to four months, Monterroza said.

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