York Fair shuts down ride after injury

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – York Fair officials shut down one of the amusement rides after a person was injured Wednesday night.

The person received medical attention by on-site EMS staff after getting off a spinning ride called The Sizzler.

“The person involved refused treatment, so that’s their choice. Hopefully, it’s not a serious matter,” General Manager Michael Froehlich said.

The state Department of Agriculture, which oversees amusement rides and attractions, said the ride was immediately brought to an emergency stop when the operator noticed signs of a malfunction. The ride operator acted swiftly and appropriately as he was trained to do.

In a statement, a department spokesperson said the ride operator acted swiftly and appropriately as he was trained to do.

Ride safety inspectors were investigating the cause of the incident to see if similar mechanical issues could be prevented or if the problem was isolated to The Sizzler.

“It’s unfortunate when things like that happen, but overall we have a very safe record here at the York Fair,” Froehlich said.

The ride will remain closed until further notice.

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