Fair worker crushed by amusement ride

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2001 4:46 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A worker at the fair in Fisher, Illinois was crushed by a falling part on the Wipeout he was greasing, and died at the hospital. The accident is under investigation by OSHA and the local sheriff's office.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 4:50 AM
Ouch *** This post was edited by CoasterClyde on 7/11/2001. ***
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 5:13 AM
Ohhh....bet that hurt. My prayers go out to the guys family.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 5:22 AM
You know...if it had fallen on his head and killed him instantly, he wouldn't have felt a thing. But the friggin thing had to land somewhere else on him and ake him suffer. Poor guy. Hope his family is OK.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 5:26 AM
I think that it is odd how most accidents don't even occur to riders, but workers. The Lake Compunce worker, the op who fell through the BKF station, and now this. Wierd.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 5:42 AM
Yeah as there is a big fuss about riders getting hurt.

My condolences to the worker's family.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 5:46 AM
Workers are exposed to literally more of the ride than the public and in areas with fewer safety guards. While the article doesn't give many details, this sounds suspiciously like another failure to lockout an energy source, similar to the Lake Compounce incident.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 6:30 AM
Oh great.

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Jordon "the jackal" Dunham
Team Berserk Blue
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 6:35 AM
Markey will be jumping all over this
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 6:53 AM
My prayers are for the family.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 7:19 AM
Ouch...that's not good! :(

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Maybe I ain't so shy!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 7:23 AM
What kind of ride is Wipeout?
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 8:24 AM
So young too :(.
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Life is a roller coaster...ride it!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 8:34 AM
It spins in a circular motion then there is a hydralic arm that lifts it up about 45 degrees so you spin and go up and down. Then it does the same thing in the opposite direction.

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Your best? Losers are always whining about doing there best...winners go home and ******* the prom queen.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 8:45 AM
I feel bad. :-(
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 8:47 AM
The only way really how he could be crushed on such a type of ride if they didnt shut down the power. I dont see him being crushed by anything other than him not shutting off the power.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 9:32 AM
My deepest sympathies to the victim's families. To be honest, I don't really enjoy carny rides that much.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 10:52 AM
Wipeout is a trabant by Chance.
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 7:27 AM
Not exactly, the Wipeout is the latest take on the Trabant. It differs from a Trabant in that it has seats facing both forwards and backwards, sort of like Face/Off. Each compartment seats 4, split into two pairs facing each other. Ride action itself is similar though not quite the same as a Trabant and is generally faster and more intense. Other mods include automatic lapbars.

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David Bowers
Mayor, Coasterville
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Thursday, July 12, 2001 4:55 PM
Right indeed, and the one at Kennywood is fantastic!!!

Wow, another death. :(
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