Disneyland Worker Injured After Sliding Off Space Mountain Ride

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    File photo of crowds gathered outside Disneyland's Space Mountain attraction.

    A Disneyland worker was badly injured while he was cleaning the roof of the Space Mountain ride Wednesday morning, firefighters said.

    The 37-year-old man suffered a broken leg, a broken clavicle and may have broken ribs, the Orange County Register reported.

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    Anaheim Fire Marshal Jeff Lutz said his department responded to a call at 7:05 a.m. that a contract worker had slid along the sloped roof of Space Mountain after one of the ropes in his harness apparently came loose.

    He apparently slid 20 feet before crashing into a barricade at the bottom of the 45 degree-angled roof.

    The incident will be investigated by state workplace safety officials.

    Last month, a 68-year-old Disneyland machinist was critically injured when the Space Mountain ride vehicle struck him.