Another carnival accident.

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.

Click here.

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.
Monday, July 11, 2005 10:24 AM
"But most fatal amusement ride accidents occur at fixed location parks"

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.

Monday, July 11, 2005 11:01 AM
Here's a new link (the original link "died")...

Multiple witnesses said the man appeared to have been deliberately rocking the gondola before he fell.


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