Death In Disneyland Paris Haunted House Was Not The First

Death In Disneyland Paris Haunted House Was Not The First
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An employee of Disneyland Paris, who was electrocuted in the middle of maintenance work, has died inside the park’s haunted house attraction. It also appeared that this was not the first time an employee died in the park.


Narratives from local authorities, as reported by BBC News, reveal that the park employee was a 45-year-old technician who appeared to have conducted systems check minutes before the park opens.

According to reports, the employee, whose name has been withheld, had been working as a park technician for 14 years. The victim’s body was found lifeless inside Disneyland Paris’ Phantom Manor, a horror house that features scary and creepy figures.

A separate report from the Sky News showed that police believe that the victim died between 8 and 9 in the morning, minutes before the park opened. It was thought that he died of electrocution.

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In the same report, the prosecutor’s office has ruled out foul play and noted the cause of death as “accidental death by electrocution.” However, local court still awaits the final autopsy report to confirm whether the victim actually died of an accident or not.

Meanwhile, it was also revealed that it was not the first time a fatal accident happened in the same park involving an employee. In fact, in 2010, a body of a lifeless cleaner was found trapped in the children ride It’s a Small World.

The following year, five individuals were badly injured riding the park’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. In 2013, another accident happened that resulted to a five-year-old boy being rushed to the hospital after falling to the ground riding the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

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