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- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
When a teen I worked a carnival that came to town...helped put together rides...pushing in cotter pins....and then looking at the thousands of little connections any one of which could fail in any instant....ever since.
It seems that the brakes also failed on the ride. Witnesses said that they were telling the person running the ride that it was going too fast, and when s/he applied the emergency brakes, the gondola detatched, sending everyone in it flying (literally.) The one fatality was a young man who was heading to Marine Corps basic training Tuesday or Wednesday.