Contractor dies in accident at Adventureland theme park
(ABC 6 News) – A contractor working at Adventureland theme park in Altoona, Iowa, died on Monday.
According to police, the worker was a 20-year-old male from Illinois who fell on the ice and stopped breathing. First responders performed life-saving measures and transported him to a local hospital, where he died.
On 1/23/23 at 4:18PM, @AltoonaPD_Iowa Officers were called to a medical of a 20-year-old male, of Illinois, who fell on the ice & was not breathing.— Lt. A Wilson (@LtWilson252) January 25, 2023
Officers arrived & performed life saving measures. @altoonafd transported the patient to a local hospital, where he died.
Palace Entertainment, which acquired Adventureland in 2021, released the following statement:
“We are saddened by this tragic accident involving a contractor performing work at Adventureland Resort and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and coworkers.”Palace Entertainment
The theme park has been scarred by deadly accidents in recent years. An 11-year-old boy was killed in an accident on a water ride in 2021, and a 68-year-old employee was killed in 2016.