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Three people injured during fall from carnival ride at Rhododendron Festival in Port Townsend, Washington
The Department of Labor and Industries notified the president of the Funtastic Rides Company, which operates the Phoenix Wheel, that it may not operate the ride until it obtains a new permit. The process involves a new inspection of the ride.
The three people who fell out of a gondola on a Ferris wheel in Port Townsend on Thursday may have caused the accident by moving around or standing while the ride was in motion, according to the president of the company that owns the equipment.