Monday, July 11, 2005 1:04 AM
This time a 48 year old man falls from a ferris wheel at a carnival in Batavia Illinois.
No reports on the man's current condition.
Monday, July 11, 2005 1:17 AM
Remind me not to go to any carnivals in the Midwest anytime soon. Jeesh!
Monday, July 11, 2005 8:27 AM
I have always been kind of leary of carni rides. The ones I have seen/rode haven't exactly been the most stable things in the world.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the guy. :-/
Monday, July 11, 2005 8:28 AM
Carnivals are what give Theme parks bad names.
Monday, July 11, 2005 9:41 AM
But most fatal amusement ride accidents occur at fixed location parks.
Monday, July 11, 2005 10:02 AM
I agree that most fatal accidents do happen at fixed locations. But Fixed locations see many more people than carnivals and maybe cause the rides are bigger? I dunno. However, there are many more accidents at carnivals than fixed locations in my opionion.
"But most fatal amusement ride accidents occur at fixed location parks"
Monday, July 11, 2005 10:24 AM
True, but like Crashmando said, how many more people go to fixed location parks as opposed to carnivals... the law of averages comes into effect.
Also... and I am guessing here... but how many injuries / fatalities at fixed location parks (theme and amusement parks) are caused by rider / operator error compared to mechanical / structural failure. Then look at that same stats for traveling carnivals / fairs.
Here's a new link (the original link "died")...
Monday, July 11, 2005 11:01 AM
Multiple witnesses said the man appeared to have been deliberately rocking the gondola before he fell.