Accident Report

Record Source

Record ID:

1004577

Reporting Agency:

Ride/Device Description

Ride or Device:

giant gondola wheel

Device Type:

Ferris/gondola wheel

Mobility:

Portable device

Venue Type:

Carnival or rental
Accident Description

Date:

May 18, 2017

Category:

Fall: ejection/fall from ride

Location:

WA

Event:

Rhody Festival

Number Injured:

3

Age:

7 (youngest person injured)

Gender:

Male

Accident Description:

Three people (47yo female, 59yo female, 7yo male) fell 30 feet from their carrier. Police were told the ride made a grinding sound and something appeared to fall out. The cart slowly tipped over and dumped the passengers. The carnival purchased the ride without restraints and was told that the manufacturer would void the warrenty if seatbelts were added.

Injury Description:

The 59yo was airlifted in critical condition with a head injury and multiple fractures. The other two were transported to a nearby hospital.