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Worker killed in North Carolina Ferris wheel accident

17-05-2011

A carnival worker was killed and another critically injured as they dismantled a Ferris wheel early on Monday morning, 16 May 2011.

The workers were taking apart the wheel, when a cable broke that was supporting the bucket lifts the men were in. The men then fell to the ground.

42-year-old Micha…

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Sussex man dies setting up fairground ride

02-05-2011

Michael Patrick O'Brien, of Corbyn Crescent, Shoreham-by-Sea was killed setting up the ride at Bassetts Park, Wellingborough - the ride landed on top of him, trapping him beneath the rear wheels.

The Northants Evening Telegraph reported that "organisers vowed it would go on because it was what he w…

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