Worker Dies After Equipment Fails On Tulsa Fairground Ride

 Monday, September 14, 2015


One of two workers rescued Saturday morning after becoming stuck about 90 feet in the air on an elevated ride at an Oklahoma fair has died, Tulsa fire officials said. The man suffered cardiac arrest and was unconscious as he was being taken down, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital, officials said. The two maintenance workers at the Tulsa Fairgrounds were inside a bucket and replacing wheels on the Skyride, which carries riders on wires high above the fairgrounds. But the bucket broke and fell to the ground, officials said.
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