TF5763 : Major Funfair Accident

taken 8 years ago, near to Skegness, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Major Funfair Accident
Major Funfair Accident
The 3rd UK funfair accident in just one week. A full scale emergency response took place in Skegness on 30 August 2011. The SurfRider was one of the main rides at the amusement park and was visible across the seafront when in operation. It featured a large ‘beam’, which rotated around a central point. During the operation of the ride these gondolas always remained horizontal in relation to the ground. One of the gondolas tilted while the ride was operating and struck the ride base. There were 22 people onboard a SurfRider funfair ride at the time of the accident. There are a number of “back and neck” injuries, caused when a passenger gondola struck the base frame of the ride.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 2 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 5708 6333 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.6377N 0:20.8260E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 5709 6335
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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