State workplace safety investigators are looking into an incident in which a Disneyland worker was left seriously injured after being hit by a car that's part of the popular Space Mountain attraction.
The 68-year-old machinist was struck just before 10:00 p.m. October 3rd while he was testing a vehicle the Space Mountain ride, according to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or Cal/OSHA.
The worker was identified as Christopher Monday of Lakewood by Sal Vasquez, a business representative with the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union, which represents machinists at Disneyland. The union is cooperating with the Cal/OSHA investigation, Vasquez said.
A Disneyland spokeswoman said the worker was hit by the kind of vehicle that theme park guests ride in.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with our cast member and his family. On behalf of his fellow cast members, we offer our heartfelt wishes for a full and speedy recovery," said Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown.
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