Man, 21, dies after falling from Orlando Starflyer ride while performing routine safety check

Man, 21, dies after falling from Orlando Starflyer ride while performing routine safety check

ORLANDO, Fla. — A 21-year-old worker died Monday morning after falling from the Orlando Starflyer ride while performing a routine safety check, Orange County Fire Rescue said.

Firefighters said they were called at about 7:45 a.m. to the ride on International Drive.

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They said Jacob David Kaminsky was climbing the 450-foot tower for the safety check when he fell to the bottom platform. It is unknown how high up he was.

The attraction, which opened in 2018, is billed as the world’s tallest swing ride.

“We are cooperating and working with all investigations, including (that of the) Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and will remain closed until everything is completed,” said John Stine, a ride spokesman.

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The man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the team member’s family and fellow team members,” a message said on the ride’s Instagram account.

This is a developing story. Check back and watch Eyewitness News for live updates.

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