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Three people injured during fall from carnival ride at Rhododendron Festival in Port Townsend, Washington

Modified Date: 
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 5:14pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ferris wheel accident: Ride permit revoked after 3 injured

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.

Riders may have caused Port Townsend Ferris wheel accident, company president says

The three people who fell out of a gondola on a Ferris wheel in Port Townsend[1] 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.   


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