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Fairground owner in court after 12-year-old falls from ride

The fairground ride from which the 12-year-old girl fell

A fairground owner has appeared in court after a 12-year-old girl was badly injured when she fell from a ride at Lostock Hall Carnival near Preston.

The girl fell several metres from the end seat of the High Roller ride, as it swung through the air, and landed on the platform below.

She suffered…

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Fairground ride operator fined after worker injured

A fairground ride operator has been fined after a worker was thrown from a ride during the 2010 May Bank Holiday fair in Barnard Castle.

On 31 May 2010, Martin Brown, 17, from Thirsk, North Yorkshire was working for Elliot Crow, of ride owners Alan Crow Amusements, as a ride attendant on the …

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Owner fined for girl's fall from funfair ride in Birmingham

A fairground owner from Nottingham has been sentenced after a 12-year-old girl injured her leg when she was thrown from a faulty ride in Birmingham.

Birmingham Magistrates' Court heard the girl fell about three metres through a gap in a barrier gate on the Tagada fairground ride at Star City, Birmin…

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Fairground attendant prosecuted for safety failings

A fairground attendant has been in court after a teenage girl plunged head-first onto concrete when a restraint bar opened on the ride she was on at a York carnival.

The 13-year-old girl escaped serious injury despite falling around four metres from the 'Cliffhanger Miami Trip' ride as her friends w…

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Sussex man dies setting up fairground ride

Michael Patrick O'Brien, of Corbyn Crescent, Shoreham-by-Sea was killed setting up the ride at Bassetts Park, Wellingborough - the ride landed on top of him, trapping him beneath the rear wheels.

The Northants Evening Telegraph reported that "organisers vowed it would go on because it was what he w…

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Health and Safety News - 16 June 2010

Fairground worker injured

A 17-year-old fairground worker was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital with head injuries after he fell from a ride.

Accident at Hartlepool scrap yard

A 50-year-old scrap yard worker's jaw was broken whenhe was hit in the face by a piece of metal.

British w…

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