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penny-quilter
05-05-2006, 12:04 AM
Has anyone out there been injured, or know of someone who has, on a fair or carnival ride? I'm trying to do an article about fair rides.
Thanks,
Penny-quilter

rtilryarms
05-05-2006, 01:39 AM
I was a ride Supervisor for Pirates World in Dania, Florida from 1970 to 1975 when it closed. It was the Florida Ride and theme park before Disneyworld opened. What kind of injury do you want?
Most injuries you hear about are made up or overly exaggerated.

mike

Tornadoboy
05-05-2006, 03:26 AM
I don't know if this qualifies, but at Six Flags I got centrifuged around so damn hard on a torture device/ride called "The Tomahawk" that I'd swear my stomach was sticking out of my left ear. Afterwards I had to lay down in the parking lot for about 45 minutes before I could stop puking long enough for my friends to move me in their car, I literally would have had them call me an ambulance but I knew that the ride to the hospital would have probably killed me. And then it took over two days for me to get back to normal again, so Needless to say I don't do amusement parks anymore.

And for the record, no I hadn't been drinking!

Billytwice
05-05-2006, 04:22 AM
Hi Penny,
Sadly, There has been several incidents of accidents on fairground rides in S.Wales recently.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/905558.stm
I doubt this is limited to S.Wales.
Heres a link to a UK Health and Safety Execitve report on fairground safety:
http://www.hse.gov.uk/entertainment/pdf/asmtrep.pdf
If you type 'UK fairground accidents' into Google, I think you'll be amazed at the numbers involved, I know I was...
If you live in the US you may get similar results with a search using Google.
Good Luck.

p.s. I just found this site for you:
http://www.rideaccidents.com/

LindaAliceDewey
05-05-2006, 10:51 PM
My 18 year old son had a head injury last summer from a ride. No one would help him, even though he was bleeding profusely. Email me for his addy. linda@lindaalicedewey.com

rtilryarms
05-07-2006, 06:27 AM
Why do people post only to never return?

southernwriter
05-12-2006, 09:48 AM
I used to be in that business, so yes, I do know of a few. One was fatal, ugly, and not for public consumption. If you want to send me a private email, I'll try to help you with what you need to know.