Staff member Jacob David Kaminsky, 21, was reportedly about 200 feet up the attraction's tower conducting a routine safety check when he fell

September 15, 2020 12:06 AM
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A worker in Florida has died after plunging hundreds of feet off the state's tallest tourist attraction, the StarFlyer in Orlando.

Jacob David Kaminsky, 21, was working on the attraction Monday morning, conducting a routine safety check when he fell off the tower all the way to the bottom platform, WKMG News 6 reported.

Kaminsky reportedly fell when he was about 200 feet up the ride's tower shortly before 8 a.m.

John Stine, Director of Marketing and Sales for the StarFlyer, told the outlet that Kaminsky's tragic and sudden death came as a "shock."

"It’s a shock and we’re saddened by it," Stine said. "Anytime there is an injury or something of this nature, it’s extremely sad."

StarFlyer officials did not immediately return PEOPLE's request for comment.

Climbing 450 feet into the air, the StarFlyer, which opened in 2018, boasts to be the "world’s tallest swing ride," according to its website. The ride moves up and down for about three to four minutes in addition to rotating around the tower at up to 45 miles per hour as riders are strapped in with a harness.

"No other attraction combines safety and thrills like the StarFlyer," the attraction's website says.

The ride, located in Orlando's ICON Park, has been closed until further notice, WKMG News 6 reported.

"At this time, the ride will remain closed while all this investigation continues," Stine told the outlet.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.