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Amusement park worker trapped under ride

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An employee at Camden Park in West Virginia was flown to a  hospital after being pinned under a ride Saturday.

Emergency officials say the employee was trapped under the slingshot ride for roughly 20 to 25 minutes and that the ride had to be partially taken apart to rescue him. The extent of the man's injuries are not known.

The amusement park issued a statement about the incident Saturday night:
"Earlier this evening an employee was injured during the operation of the ride, slingshot. the operator had been trained in the safety procedures and operation of the ride and had operated it without incident since June of 2017. All safety mechanisms on the ride worked and helped prevent the incident from being any greater. No patron was injured. We are all hoping for a swift recovery!"

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