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State Fair worker injured dismantling ride

Posted October 26, 2009

— A worker at the North Carolina State Fair worker was injured when he fell 15 feet while dismantling a ride Sunday, said fair spokesman Brian Long.

Chris Tomeno, 38, was taking down The Flying Bobs ride in the old midway when he lost his balance, slipped and fell.

Tomeno complained of back pain and was treated and released from WakeMed, Long said.


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  • Journey985 Oct 26, 2009

    Perhaps a story about Raleigh Wide Open from Saturday? I mean we are still talking about the fair, why not that?

  • Journey985 Oct 26, 2009

    Hey everyone, it seems this story is WAY more important than the 3 car pile up I saw on Hwy. 55 in Cary Friday night!! I hope this man is ok, and perhaps he will be a bit more careful in the future, but this man fell the equivelant of a little more than a step ladder?? I truely beleiev there might be a little better use of the fine reporters at WRAL than this? (No sarcasm is intended by that last line, I really do think they do a great job, I just feel there is better things to cover than this)

  • Professor Oct 26, 2009

    I hope he will be OK.

  • DizzyDaphnee Oct 26, 2009

    Where was OSHA? I didn't think u NC natives even knew what that was let alone ABIDE BY ITS SAFETY MEASURES. What a JOKE. They hire a bunch of UNEMPLOYED citizens, temp 10 day job for set up, take down, selling, etc.. for the handsome sum of $8.50/hr. UNskilled workers displaced into positions they may or may not have any experience with let alone be given the proper SAFETY equipment. What I am trying to say is they would basically hire any warm body that fit the criteria with little regard for the lack of training or safety equipment. I hope the guy is OK.

  • jsc1500 Oct 26, 2009

    Hmmm... So where was his safety harness at? What was it tied to? Where was OSHA during all of this?

  • Journey985 Oct 26, 2009

    This is a story why? Slow news day WRAL?

  • Kris0805 Oct 26, 2009

    ommm taking apart the ride....

  • krazykristie06 Oct 26, 2009

    I thought this ride stayed on the ground?? What was he doing to be 15 feet in the air????