The ride operator immediately stopped the ride and followed safety procedures to safely unload all passengers. The fair says the worker was the only injury reported and that he was released from the hospital after being treated for minor injuries.
The Greensboro Police Department said the worker sustained non-life threatening injuries when he fell from the malfunctioning ride.
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The video shows the worker getting the ride to swing back into the correct position as he falls to the base of the ride. NC State inspectors were called to the scene to investigate the incident. The fair employee was trying to put the gondola auto back in its place when he lost his footing.
Two North Carolina families are still considering themselves lucky after an accident at the Central Carolina Fair Friday night.
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Inside the carriage, were two scared boys, clinging onto each other. "They were pretty shaken".
The gondola auto was restored to "proper working condition" Friday night and was re-inspected by officials from the North Carolina Department of Labor. The ride passed inspection and state officials allowed the ride to re-open Saturday.
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