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.