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Greensboro carnival workers killed, injured in Ferris wheel fall

Posted May 16, 2011 5:54 a.m. EDT


— One carnival worker died and another was hospitalized with critical injuries early Monday after they fell from a Ferris wheel at Greensboro Youth Council’s Carnival.

The workers, whose names were not released, were disassembling the ride around 1:50 a.m. when they apparently fell off, according to Greensboro police.

The carnival was held in the parking lot of the Greensboro Coliseum at 1921 W. Lee St.

The Greensboro Police Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene. No other information was released.