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Woman, 60, in critical condition after fall from Ferris wheel
(Friday, September 28, 2007) - At the Middle Tennessee District Fair in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, a 60-year-old woman was seriously injured when she fell from the top of a Ferris wheel. The woman fell 30 feet from the top of the ride and landed onto spokes near the center axle of the wheel. Rescue workers removed her from the ride and rushed her to a hospital. Initially, she was listed in critical condition, however she is expected to recover from her injuries, which include a broken collar bone, ribs and leg.
Witnesses told investigators that the woman was standing up and waving inside the gondola when she fell.
The ride was shut down as a precaution, and inspectors were expected to investigate. (Photo: Mathew Star)
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