I was under the impression in a eliptical orbit there is speed up and slow down regions

ie

The orbit of a planet is an ellipse with the Sun at one of the two foci.

A line segment joining a planet and the Sun sweeps out equal areas during equal intervals of time.

The square of a planet's orbital period is proportional to the cube of the length of the semi-major axis of its orbit.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler's_laws_of_planetary_motion#:~:text=The orbit of a planet,major axis of its orbit.

So I don't think

*continually accelerating *is correct

And again how does

30 kilometers per second (speed of Earth moving around the sun) square with

9.8 m/s2 (which I take, from the video, NOT the person falling speed, but the Earth speed moving towards the person who is in free fall)

Thanks