Ride malfunctions at Ex, causes injuries

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An incident involving the Scrambler ride at the exhibition on Tuesday, July 31, led to injuries of some children who were on the ride.Carla Allen photo

The Department of Labour will be investigating after a ride at the Western Nova Scotia Exhibition malfunctioned on the opening day of the exhibition, injuring four people according to a media report.

The ride involved was the Scrambler, a popular ride that is part of the midway at the exhibition every year. It is being reported that a piece of an arm on a seat, occupied by two people, came loose and struck a seat being occupied in which two children were riding. This caused the ride, which was in a moving motion, to come to an aburpt stop, leading to the injuries.

The two children were transported to the hospital by EHS as a precaution. Family members took the other two people to the hospital. The ride has been shut down pending the labour department’s investigation.

The exhibition itself remains open.

Organizations: Department of Labour, Western Nova Scotia Exhibition

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