New Jersey recommends dual-occupancy, height requirement for Ferris wheels

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:19 PM | Contributed by Jeff

New Jersey tightened regulations Monday for children riding Ferris wheels at amusement piers and theme parks after the fatal fall of an 11-year-old Pleasantville girl from the Giant Wheel at Morey's Piers during a June 3 school trip. Investigators found that Abiah Jones may have been kneeling or standing on the seat or may have leaned too far out of the gondola-style ride when she plunged to her death.

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