Workers dismantle rides where 3 girls fell
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —
Workers are dismantling the rides at the eastern Tennessee fair where three girls plunged from a Ferris wheel.
The Greeneville Sun reports that operator Family Attractions Amusement will not re-open any of its rides following Monday’s accident in which the girls were knocked out of their gondola and fell between 30 and 45 feet to the ground.
The Ferris wheel was to remain standing until the state gave permission to take it down. Inspectors hired by the ride operator say the incident was likely caused by mechanical failure.
The Greene County Fair will run through Saturday without the rides.
Meanwhile, WBIR-TV reports that organizers at the Fentress County Agricultural Fair about 120 miles west of Greeneville are hoping Family Attractions will be cleared to run rides there next week.