Authorities say a mechanic has been injured while fixing a ride at SeaWorld San Diego.
The park tells U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/KulqOs) that the man was working on the flight simulator for the Wild Arctic ride Tuesday morning when he was hurt. A fire department spokesman says the 20-year-old man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
KFMB-TV ( http://bit.ly/Juhrn5) says a leaking hydraulic plug dislodged and struck the man in the cheek and lip.
Sounds a bit odd... based on another new report I heard the man was investigating some kind of problem when the hydraulic plug blew off...if they were investigating something like that...shouldn't they have put the ride in a full on shutdown.
^Well the article clearly says the plug was "leaking" so it was faulty. To be fair, no one except the park mechanics know the layout of the Hydraulic system on this simulator so it's a possibility the plug came off from above the mechanic. I'm just throwing that out there. Glad he wasn't seriously injured as hydraulic systems can be extremely dangerous.
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