Accident Report

Record Source
Ride/Device Description

Ride or Device:

Orbiter

Device Type:

Orbiter/octopus-type

Manufactured By:

AmTech Amusements (Tivoli)

Mobility:

Portable device

Venue Type:

Carnival or rental
Accident Description

Date:

November 21, 2007

Category:

Entrapment or pinch-point

Location:

AR

Event:

Wings Over the Prairie Festival

Number Injured:

1

Severity:

hospital admit

Age:

10

Gender:

Male

Accident Description:

10-year-old boy's jacket or shirtsleeve became entangled in the machinery. The spinning action of the ride pulled the clothing farther into the machinery, eventually pulling the child's whole body out of the car and entrapping him within the moving parts of the machine. When the ride was finally stopped, the boy's limbs were caught in the gears.

Injury Description:

The child was ambulanced to a local hospital, then med-flighted to *** hospital. No information was provided on the injuries treated or the child's outcome.