Carnival employee killed by fall off ferris wheel

A 42-year-old carnival worker from Georgia died early Monday morning after he fell from a ferris wheel that he was attempting to dismantle.

The man and a co-worker were disassembling rides at a North Carolina carnival a little after 1:00 a.m. The two men were using safety cables as harnesses as they tore down the rides. When they attempted to tear down the ferris wheel, the safety cables malfunctioned and the two men fell. The 42-year-old man suffered blunt force trauma from the fall and died soon after. The other worker suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

The OSHA is still investigating the accident to determine why the safety cables malfunctioned.

If you or someone you love has died or been injured after falling from an elevated height at work, please contact the Minnesota slip and fall attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.