New Jersey man dies at amusement park in Puerto Rico

The accident occurred at an amusement park in San Juan. (Big Stock photo)

The accident occurred at an amusement park in San Juan. (Big Stock photo)

Authorities in Puerto Rico say a carnival worker from New Jersey has died after being hit by a ride at a temporary amusement park in the U.S. territory.

Police said late Tuesday that 59-year-old Jerry Green was operating a pendulum ride called “Skyfall” when he was hit. Police said they are investigating reports that Green was hit after he tried to retrieve an object that a client lost during the ride.

Operators of La Feria park said in a statement that Green apparently slipped before he was hit. They said he had been a carnival worker for more than 25 years.

The amusement park is set up yearly in the capital of San Juan during the holiday season.

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