Twenty-five people injured on Huelva fair ride
7 August 2006, HUELVA – Twenty-five people were injured in the early hours of Monday morning when a fairground ride broke in Huelva in Andalusia.
7 August 2006
HUELVA – Twenty-five people were injured in the early hours of Monday morning when a fairground ride broke in Huelva in Andalusia.
The accident happened at around 2.15 am after the last night of the town’s Colombus fiesta.
The ride Take Off, which spins people on it around, was in mid cycle when one of the bands which pulls the hydraulic platform of the machine around two metres upwards snapped.
Those on the ride were dropped back to the ground.
Medical staff working for the fairground site of the Colombus fiesta treated 25 people at the scene for injuries.
Several of the patients were taken to Juan Ramon Jimenz Hospital to have tests and scans.
The ride was immediately cordoned off and will not be allowed back in use until an investigation into the accident is completed.
Police and local authorities visited the fair site and confirmed that the attraction had all the necessary permits and insurance.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news