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

Modified Date: 
Sun, 05/28/2017 - 11:47am
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.   

Ferris wheel company seeks testimony on accident

The company that runs a Ferris wheel in Port Townsend, Washington, has taken legal action in the case of the family who fell off earlier this month.


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