Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Six Flags Great Adventure Teen Employee Passes Away After Being Struck by Boom

Teenage Man Struck by Boom Truck While Decorating Six Flags Theme Park For Fright Fest.

Six Flags Great Adventure Employee Death

JACKSON-A 19 year old man was struck by a boom truck at Six Flags Great Adventure on September 1st.  The park is readying for this year’s annual Fright Fest festival.
According to a police report: 
At 0648 hours, Police Officers and Emergency Personnel responded to the area of the fountain at Six Flags Great Adventure on the report of someone struck by a piece of machinery. The investigation revealed that a 19 year old male was working in stringing lights near the fountain when he was struck by a boom truck. The male was transported to an area hospital for treatment for the injuries he received. The agency was notified over the weekend that he had passed after being removed from life support. The investigation is ongoing. -shorenewsnetwork.com

Update: 9:40EST: Statement from Six Flags:


"We are deeply saddened by our colleague's passing and our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time," Kristin Siebeneicher Fitzgerald, a Six Flags spokesperson, said in a statement obtained by the Asbury Park Press. "The foundation of our company and the industry is safety, we are conducting a comprehensive investigation into this incident."

Police are also investigating the incident. -PhillyVoice


Awful news here coming right before the start of Fright Fest next weekend. And for him to be on life support for so long has to be such a tough situation. Thoughts out to the family. 

1 comment:

  1. This happened 5 days ago ? Surprised it wasn't in any news.

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