Coaster shut down after worker hit in Seaside

July 14, 2008 10:19:40 AM PDT
A roller coaster at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights remains closed after a worker was critically injured. A pier spokeswoman says Stavislav Dragnev remains on life-support at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

The 21-year-old ride operator is an exchange student from Bulgaria.

Police say the worker was attempting to retrieve a hat that had dropped from the ride and was hit while underneath the coaster Sunday night.