Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Agents were at the theme park Wednesday. As readers will recall, a cast memebr in the Indiana Stunt Show died during a rehearsal after he broke his neck on a mat. Previously, a cast member died after hitting his head during the Jack Sparrow Pirate Tutorial in the magic kingdom. Over the July 4th weekend, a monorail operator was killed when another train crashed into the one he was driving.
Fox News reports:
A Disney representative said [the Indiana Jones stuntman] was going over a common acrobatic move that has been part of the show since its inception in which the stuntman jumps into the air, dives over another performer, tucks and then rolls onto the ground.
"There's hydraulics involved, there's explosives involved and everyone is really on top of their game," Vince Rango, a former stuntman with the show, told MyFOXOrlando.com. "It's very hot out there, the costumes are heavy and for my cast alone we did five shows a day, five days a week."
Disney said the park is reviewing its training procedures and investigating Varbanov's death.
Cast members from the show have been injured in the past.
A year after it opened, OSHA fined Disney $1,000 when three people were hurt on stage because of malfunctioning equipment.