Nikki Fried, Central Florida lawmakers seek changes at small attractions following tragedy

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and a pair of Central Florida lawmakers announced Wednesday a legislative draft to add more oversight at the smaller attractions following a teenager’s falling death in Orlando.

Fourteen-year-old Tyre Sampson died March 24 at the Orlando Free Fall at ICON Park. On vacation from St. Louis, Tire slipped through the safety harness on the drop tower ride and died of blunt force trauma.

State Sen. Randolph Bracy, an Ocoee Democrat, called Tyre’s death preventable.

“As soon as we’re back in Tallahassee, I think we need to propose something immediately,” said Bracy, calling for the bill to

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