Incidents in which an employee is struck by an object account for almost one in ten workplace deaths each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The circumstances involved vary widely from incident to incident, as this case shows.
An employee of California Carnival Co. of Sacramento was killed recently when he was crushed by a falling Ferris wheel car.
The Ferris wheel collapsed when Roy Taylor and another employee were disassembling it, according to The Sacramento Bee. They were both trapped underneath the car. The other worker was hospitalized with rib injuries.
Cal-OSHA is investigating. California Carnival doesn’t appear to have any previous violations with Cal-OSHA.