Pinetar
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Monday, August 25, 2008 11:23:25 PM
Carnival no longer welcome after another ride breakdown, injury

http://www.zwire.com/sit...56&PAG=461&rfi=9 

08/25/2008

Price County Fair officials have announced that Spectrum Entertainment is no longer welcome to provide that fair's carnival attractions. The development follows the third incident in 4 years at the Price County Fair where rides malfunctioned, often injuring patrons.
THE-BEE reports that two people were injured Aug. 15 when one of the "Sizzler" ride's four sweep rods fell off, causing four of the ride's tubs to drop to the ground and hit a metal platform. Four people, ranging in age from 10 to 25, were hurt in that incident.
Last year, a more severe accident happened when the "Spyder" ride hit the ground. A man couldn't work for several months after hurting his back in that incident, and his young daughter was ejected from the ride during the same mishap.
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cokomocola
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:00:15 AM
Where is this fair located ?
cme
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008 6:45:09 AM
dccradio
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 7:35:09 AM
I think that is WI too CME. Spectrum is typically in WI this time of year. There is a picture of the accident on the front of the Phillips, WI BEE Newspaper site.

http://www.phillipswi.com/ 
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the-novelty-man
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 6:14:40 PM
Spectrum Entertainment is Based in Ironwood Michigan
They play Michigan and Wisconsin
They are good people its sad to hear
They are having Bad Luck
Danny and David B own the Show
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008 6:54:41 PM
There is a bearing on top and the shaft must have slipped off. I seem to recall that a nut holds it in place and the nut had flanges welded to it. Looks like a maintenance issue.

We can learn from this if we had pictures and details but that will never happen.
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the-novelty-man
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 10:41:54 PM
You got that right Gary
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 5:56:24 PM
As a first impression, this co. is not qualified to be in this business. They had some yahoo mofo work on it who was not qualified.
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donikersmell
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:26:21 PM
Is this ride a sizzler or is a whirlybird with sizzler tubs? Just wondering did not know if they made a sizzler without rim drives on sweeps. Looks as though sweeps are gear driven.
actionjacksonsign
Friday, August 29, 2008 5:08:04 PM
you are wright he should not be in the show business he a cop in wisconsin full time why he in the show business i dont know
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Originally posted by Pinetar

As a first impression, this co. is not qualified to be in this business. They had some yahoo mofo work on it who was not qualified.


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Friday, August 29, 2008 5:10:34 PM
the-novelty-man
Friday, August 29, 2008 8:35:31 PM
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Originally posted by actionjacksonsign

you are wright he should not be in the show business he a cop in wisconsin full time why he in the show business i dont know
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Originally posted by Pinetar

As a first impression, this co. is not qualified to be in this business. They had some yahoo mofo work on it who was not qualified.




Whats wrong with being a Cop?????
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