Fair worker falls from malfunctioning Ferris wheel while making repairs

Fair worker falls from malfunctioning Ferris wheel while making repairs

A Central Carolina Fair employee was transported to the hospital Friday night after falling from a ride while trying to fix it, police say.

It happened at The Central Carolina Fair in Greensboro.

Police said the call came in around 9:30 Friday night. The television station reported that at least one young boy was inside the stuck gondola auto.

The injured worker was taken by Guilford County emergency workers to a local hospital and has since been released.

The ride has been re-inspected and will be back in use tomorrow.

Michael's Amusement out of Fayetteville is the company that operates the ride. The fair says the worker was the only injury reported and that he was released from the hospital after being treated for minor injuries.