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Terrifying video shows a North Carolina fair worker falling from a Ferris wheel that malfunctioned

Terrifying video shows a North Carolina fair worker falling from a Ferris wheel that malfunctioned

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The terrifying moment when a North Carolina fair worker fell while trying to repair a broken Ferris wheel was caught on camera Friday night.

The incident happened at 9:45 p.m. at the Central Carolina Fair in Greensboro, North Carolina.

ABC News reports that the Ferris wheel operator was forced to shut down the ride when one of the carriages "began to tilt out of its normal position."

A Michael's Amusements employee quickly sprung into action to rescue a 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old friend who were stuck in the tilted carriage. While the fair employee was trying to adjust the carriage, he lost his balance and fell from the Ferris wheel.

Fair officials told ABC News that the employee was treated for non-life-threatening injuries on the scene before being transported to the hospital. He has since been released from the hospital.

The mother of one of the children who was stuck on the ride told FOX8, "There needs to be extra training or something."

"I will never go back to another fair. I will never put him on another ride like that," the mother said.

The North Carolina Department of Labor has inspected the ride since the incident to ensure it's in proper working condition.

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