Video shows carnival worker falling from Ferris wheel | RedCowHills




Video of the incident taken by eyewitnesses shows the worker falling to the ground as he attempts to fix the malfunctioning carriage.Brittney Smith, 28, of High Point, North Carolina, was at the Central Carolina Fair with her family Friday night when the ride malfunctioned. Smith told ABC News the boys were riding in the same gondola car together when it suddenly tilted sideways. Smith, who was watching the incident unfold from below, said the boys were holding on to each other, “trying to protect one another from falling out,” while carnival workers climbed up the Ferris wheel to help. As one of the workers climbed onto the tilted carriage the boys were in, the car suddenly flipped back into place and began swinging back and forth, causing the worker to fall off the ride. The other workers then pulled the Ferris wheel down so the boys could exit the ride, Smith said. Smith said the employee who fell had a cut on his leg, but didn’t appear to have other injuries.



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