By: Kyle James | 09-18-2017 | News
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VIDEO: Employee Falls Off Malfunctioning Ferris Wheel While Trying To Save Endangered Boys

A terrifying situation was caught on video when a Ferris wheel malfunctioned and threatened to flip the seats upside down. The whole disaster was filmed at the North Carolina fair on Friday night where two children were clinging on for dear life because their carriage on the Ferris wheel had tilted over. An employee of the Central Caroline Fair in Greensboro had to shut down the Ferris wheel temporarily to fix the carriage when it "began to tilt out of its normal position."

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The Central Carolina Fair issued a statement Saturday saying that the operator "followed safety procedures to safely unload all passengers." Video of the ordeal shows a fair employee climbing up the Ferris wheel and then falling down. A second employee attempted the climb and was successful. Screaming mothers didn't make the job any easier and tensions were high in the video.

Brittney Smith, 28, was at the Central Carolina Fair with her family when she witnessed the mishap on the Ferris wheel. She described how the boys were trying to hold on to each other, "trying to protect one another from falling out." Smith said the employee who initially fell had suffered a cut on his leg but was fine other than than that. She went on to say, "Everyone was OK for the most part. I think maybe the little boys probably suffered from shock. They were pretty shaken."

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