Worker injured while disassembling ‘Vortex’ ride at State Fair

Posted on: 7:56 am, October 28, 2013, by , updated on: 08:13am, October 28, 2013


RALEIGH, N.C. — A person helping take down rides at the North Carolina State Fair was injured early Monday morning, according to WTVD.

The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. at the fairgrounds off Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh, just hours after the fair ended.

Officials said a 35-year-old worker was reportedly taking down a ‘Vortex’ ride when the incident happened. The man suffered a leg injury and was taken to WakeMed Hospital by EMS.

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

The ‘Vortex’ ride is not the same ride involved in an accident that injured five people Thursday night.

Monday morning’s accident is the third involving the breaking down of rides at the N.C. State Fair. In 2009, a worker fell while trying to break down the ‘Flying Bobs’ ride. Five years earlier, another worker was hurt by a falling steel beam.

Source: WTVD


  • kelley says:

    “Not the same ride involved in the incident”??? So a different Vortex then?

  • ROC says:

    lol a fair with mutiple Vortexex

  • foooey says:

    Regular and mandatory drug testing for fair employees maybe???
    In all other jobs, to be able to operate dangerous machinery one must be regularly drug tested. Those people working at fairs are so messed up on drugs and alcohol they cant even walk a straight line. Why is it that safety doesnt matter with our children??????

  • Rdhddramaqn says:

    I was there last night and I don’t recall there being more than one “vortex” ride. Interesting.

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