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Hong Kong-Disneyland Injuries

Being Mickey Mouse can be a pain in the neck.

That's according to actors at the Hong Kong Disneyland.

The actors' union says more than 30 people have suffered muscle, neck and waist problems from working long hours in heavy character costumes.

But the union says the injured performers can't get paid time off to recover.

Hong Kong law doesn't recognize the problems caused by an occupational hazard.

The union wants the Hong Kong government to upgrade its occupational safety laws to reflect the "special job nature of character performers."

Hong Kong Disneyland says it follows "regulatory guidelines and market practice," and works with physiotherapy experts to prevent injuries.


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