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Disney Employee Injured at Animal Kingdom Dies

14 March 2011 No Comment

A Walt Disney World employee who was injured Sunday afternoon while working on a ride at the resort’s Animal Kingdom park has died.

According to WESH News, the worker, identified as Russell Sherry Rosco, sustained injuries while working on Primeval Whirl, a ride located in the Dinoland U.S.A. portion of the park.  WESH stated on air during this morning’s broadcast that Mr. Rosco had sustained head injuries.  Primeval Whirl is currently closed to guests while it undergoes refurbishment.

Mr. Rosco was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center following the injury.  Disney stated at the time that its concern was for their cast member, and that another cast member had gone to the hospital to provide support to him and his family.  Following news that Mr. Rosco had died from his injuries, Disney had not commented at the time of this post.

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