BREAKING Worker suffers serious leg injuries after getting ‘trapped under rollercoaster’ at Flamingo Land theme park
A man has been rushed to hospital by air ambulance after being seriously hurt ‘working on a rollercoaster’ at theme park Flamingo Land
North Yorkshire Police and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service were called to the scene at around 2.45pm today, August 5.
It was reported the man – whose age is not known – had become trapped under part of the rollercoaster, prompting staff to call the 999 services.
The Health and Safety Executive has been informed about the incident.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said it had been alerted to the incident just after 1.30pm.
He added: ‘It was an industrial incident at Flamingo Land Resort near Pickering.
‘A member of maintenance staff suffered leg injuries while working on a ride. The man was airlifted to hospital by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
‘Although serious, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.’
Emergency services are still in attendance at the theme park which is near Malton in North Yorkshire.
It comes just days after it reopened its doors to visitors after months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic