Maintenance worker injured at Flamingo Land

Flamingo Land

A maintenance worker has been hospitalised for leg injuries whilst working on a rollercoaster at Flamingo Land.

The male worker taken to hospital via air ambulance, but his condition is not considered to be life-threatening.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service said it was called to the North Yorkshire theme park at about 13:20 this afternoon.

The BBC quoted eyewitness Ashleigh Logan as referring to the children’s Dino Roller ride as being the scene of the incident.

“There was an ambulance earlier but that seems to have gone now, there is now a random tent and a lot of police around the dino rollercoaster,” she said.

Leg injuries

A North Yorkshire Police statement read: “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.”

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been notified of the incident and is expected to have begun an investigation.

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) requires businesses to report certain serious workplace accidents to the HSE.

Flamingo Land is expected to open as normal on Thursday, but Dino Roller is likely to remain closed pending HSE enquiries.