Kemah Fire Brigade Chief Robert Suniga confirmed that a contract worker in his late 50s was injured. The worker is in critical condition, he said.
The crash happened just after 1 p.m. Monday. Officials said the worker was walking in the middle of the roller coaster’s tracks, performing maintenance work on the ride, when he fell onto a platform below.
Fire officials estimate the man fell between 35 and 50 feet.
Kemah Volunteer Fire Brigade and Seabrook Fire Brigade were able to stabilize the man and lower him to the ground.
Suniga said the man was able to talk when he was taken to the hospital.
Officials believe the worker was wearing a seat belt, but it is unclear if it was fastened to the seat belt before he fell.
Boardwalk Bullet is a wooden roller coaster located at Kemah Boardwalk amusement park. Kemah Boardwalk is owned and operated by Tillman Fertitta’s company Landry’s.
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