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Two People Sustain Injuries at York County Fair in Pennsylvania


September 18, 2019

YORK COUNTY, PA – According to an online news report at wgal.com, investigators are currently trying to determine the cause of an accident at the York Fair that sent two individuals to the hospital.  It appears that one individual fell from a car on the Great Wheel late last week. It is not clear how the second victim sustained injuries.*

The names of the victims has not been released to the public at this time.  The victims’ current status is not known.  The ride was closed for the rest of the fair.  Several other rides were inspected as a result of the accident.

The amusement park industry indicates to the public that its rides and parks are safe as well as inspected.  However, a recent fatality at the Ohio State Fair has left individuals wondering whether their claims are true.  

Earlier last week, seats detached from a spinning ride known as the Fire Ball, resulting in the death of one individual and injuries to seven others.  

A review of other accidents in the United States demonstrates that injuries sustained while people are on rides occur at a startling rate.  Specifically, the United States Consumer Product Commission (CPSC) estimates that there were close to 31,000 injuries that individuals sustained at amusement parks in 2016 alone.  Those who sustain injuries are among millions of individuals who visit fairs, carnivals and festivals on an annual basis.  Since 2010, the CPSC reports that there have been 22 deaths on thrill rides.  Inspections are supposed to decrease the amount of injuries and accidents, but that is not always the case.  According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, rides are supposed to be inspected to ensure they meet manufacturer specifications.  The amusement park claims that the Fire Ball was inspected and given passing marks before the accident happened. 

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Source:https://www.wgal.com/article/york-fair-accident-investigation-ferrish-wheel/29053669

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