‘Didn’t you check it?’: Workers heard on viral video discussing teen’s fatal fall in Orlando

14-year-old boy dies in fall from Orlando thrill ride

ORLANDO, Fla. – Moments after a horrific tragedy took place in Orlando, workers of the Orlando Free Fall ride could be heard discussing safety measures after a teen fell to his death late Thursday.

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The video obtained by WKMG, our sister station in Orlando, will not be visually shown due to its graphic nature -- but you will hear the audio. The video was shared on social media shortly after a 14-year-old fell from the Orlando Free Fall, billed as the world’s tallest free-standing drop tower.

[LISTEN TO CONVERSATION IN VIDEO PLAYER BELOW]

Worker 1: What are you doing?

Worker 2: I don’t know.

Worker 1: Didn’t you check it?

Worker 2: Yeah. The light was on.

Worker 3: We both -- we checked it. The light was on.

Worker 1: You guys are sure you checked it?

Workers 2 and 3: We did, yeah, the light was on.

Moments after a horrific tragedy took place in Orlando, workers of the Orlando Free Fall ride could be heard discussing safety measures after a teen fell to his death late Thursday.

The Orlando Free Fall, which opened in Orlando’s tourist district in December, takes up to 30 guests high into the air before dropping 400 feet at about 75 mph.

In the video, the boy can be seen falling off the ride as it plummets to the ground.

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About the Authors:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.

Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009. When he's not working on ClickOrlando.com, Daniel likes to head to the beach or find a sporting event nearby.