Disneyland employee dies inside theme park’s haunted house


Haunted house (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) An employee at the Disneyland in France, was found dead inside the theme park’s haunted house in an apparent workplace accident, police said.

The 45-year-old technician of Paris, who was not identified, is believed to have been electrocuted on Saturday morning in the Phantom Manor around 8:30 a.m.

The employee is believed to have been working on the lighting in the house. The house features zombies and a skeleton bride.

The Phantom Manor promises to turn the stomachs of visitors with a series of dreadful comings and goings. Investigators said that an initial review had suggested accidental death by electrocution.

The technician left behind his wife and children, and has worked in Disneyland for the past 14 years. Disneyland Paris said it is deeply saddened by the death.

The park remains open to the public, but the haunted house is shut down pending further investigations by the police.